The K-12 403(b): It's Brutal Out Here 🤮
March 23, 2022
Olivia Rodrigo said it best: “It’s brutal out here.” She was, of course, speaking, actually singing, about adolescence. But the phrase also perfectly encapsulates the K-12 403(b). While our own adolescence proves Ms. Rodrigo’s point, we have data to prove how truly brutal the K-12 403(b) is. There are more than 14,000 school districts in the nation. We have listed and graded the 403(b) vendor lists for close to 25% of them. The results should make everyone sour.
Latest K-12 403(b) Vendor List Data
To date we have posted and graded 3,041 school district vendor lists. The results for teachers and other school employees? Brutal.
- 27 As (0.88%)
- 12 Bs (0.39%)
- 1,754 Cs (58%)
- 745 Ds (24%)
- 503 Fs (17%)
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New Podcast Series Explains Why K-12 403(b) is So Bad
The 5-part series Learned by Being Burned: Teachers and the K-12 403(b) is available on all major podcast outlets and online here.
Stay wise and well (and join the fight to make the 403(b) a little less sour).
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