ERIC Number: ED369744
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
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Texas Teachers, Moonlighting, and Morale, 1980-1994.
Henderson, David L.; Henderson, Karen L.
This survey, the eighth in a series of biannual surveys of demographic information related to Texas public school teachers, had 361 respondents. Data indicate that the average teacher in Texas is a 43-year-old female, making a $30,395 salary, is married with a working spouse, has a bachelor's degree, is not the breadwinner, teaches elementary school in a suburban district, and has 14.8 years of experience. Thirty-eight percent of the respondents were seriously considering leaving the profession. Thirty-three percent work in the summer, making an average of $2,391, and 23 percent moonlight during the regular school year, making $3,533 by working 12 hours per week. Teachers believe that moonlighting is detrimental to their job performance and would like to quit. Seventy-eight percent of the teachers pay health insurance, in the average amount of $149.50 monthly. Almost half the teachers believe year-round schools will improve student achievement and believe that the quality of teaching is better than it was 5 years ago. Salary changes, moonlighting changes, demographic characteristics, and teacher attitudes are analyzed over the 1980 to 1994 period. Gender differences are also examined. Seven figures, five tables, and teacher comments are provided to support the study findings. A copy of the survey form is attached. (Contains 12 references.) (Author/JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Texas