ERIC Number: EJ792287
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
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Making 100 Grand: Isn't It Time Teachers Heard Some News?
Instructor, v115 n6 p38-43 Mar 2006
In recent years, the average educator's salary--never lavish--has grown at a far slower rate than those of other professions, often even lagging behind inflation. As everyone knows all too well, when salaries are low, it is not just the teachers who lose out. According to Texas education official, Carole Keeton Strayhorn, turnover is highest where teacher pay is lowest. The high exit rate from the teaching profession, combined with a projected shortage of 2.2 to 2.4 million teachers has legislators, superintendents, and perhaps even Secretary of Education, Margaret Spellings, nervous. However, there are now districts across the United States where teachers are experiencing rising salaries. This article examines this trend and presents examples of teachers who found ways to earn more than $100,000 in salaries.
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Student Relationship, Teacher Salaries, Labor Turnover, Teacher Persistence, School Districts, Teaching Conditions, Teacher Responsibility
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