(Money Manager) - Teacher retirement systems are offered by individual states, for the purpose of offering pension and retirement benefits to teachers and other qualifying education system employees. These systems can vary widely from state to state in the way they are funded and how the contributions are made. There are also differences in how the percentage of the teacher's final salary is calculated according to the plan and how a teacher qualifies for the pension. There are also differences in the portability of the pension benefits.
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