ERIC Number: ED114971
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Cost-of-Living Adjustments in Teacher Contracts: Pros and Cons. ERS Information Aid.
Sullivan, Joan P.
This publication summarizes the history of cost-of-living (COL) adjustment clauses in salary contracts in private industry and the teaching profession, and then discusses the pros and cons of including COL clauses in teacher contracts. The merits of COL clauses are examined from the viewpoints of both employees and employers. Included are a number of statistical tables and graphs that illustrate recent trends in the consumer price index and demonstrate the impact of COL clauses on industrial wage increases. Examples of actual COL adjustment clauses from teacher contracts negotiated in 16 school districts in five different states are presented to illustrate the various types of COL clauses contained in recent teacher contracts. An extensive bibliography of relevent publications is included as well. (JG)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Collective Bargaining, Contract Salaries, Contracts, Cost Indexes, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Statistical Data, Teacher Employment, Teacher Salaries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Research Service, Arlington, VA.