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Average Teacher Salary Is Below the Living Wage in Half the Country, Report Says

In more than half the states, the average teacher is not making a living wage, a new report says. In this report, researchers at the nonprofit Education Resource Strategies make the case for a redesign of education spending and teacher compensation. Too often, researchers charge, states are not providing enough resources to schools—but even when they

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Teachers Shape the Next Generation, But Can They Live Off Their Salaries?

They are charged with educating the next generation. Yet their salaries are notoriously low. These economic struggles can be understood with …

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Too many teachers in the US are struggling to get by. Here’s what we can do to help.

We entrust teachers with the world’s most important job: educating our kids, says researcher and dean Gregg Garn. So why aren’t we paying and treating them in a way that shows they’re valued?

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Switzerland and Japan Are the World’s Best Countries

The global view of the U.S. as a trustworthy nation drops for the third consecutive year in the Best Countries survey assessing 80 nations.

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Kamala Harris Wants to Boost Average Teacher’s Pay by $13,500

California Sen. Kamala Harris, a Democratic presidential candidate, unveiled a $315 billion plan Tuesday to give public school teachers across the country an average $13,500 raise — a plan her campaign is calling “the largest federal investment in teacher pay in the country’s history.”

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7 Ways for Teachers to Make Extra Money This Summer

TEACHER SALARIES VARY widely by location, level taught, type of institution and a slew of other factors. But the data are clear: Teaching isn’t typically a lucrative career. Even a high school teacher, which U.S. News & World Report rates as the best education job for 2018, earned a relatively modest median salary of $58,030

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Study: South Carolina Teachers Poorer Today Than in 2008

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A study by the National Education Association says South Carolina teachers are poorer today than they were during the Great Recession. The Post and Courier reported Tuesday that the study says salaries for teachers in the state have crept up to about $51,000, but haven’t kept pace with inflation. In real terms, last year’s

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Three Mistakes We Need To Fix If We Want Education Reform To Succeed

Education reform has come under attack lately, and not just from the usual suspects. Some of the critics are reformers themselves. Others have responded that reform is working just fine. But few on either side are acknowledging the three basic mistakes that have undermined the success of the reform movement from its inception.

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18 REASONS THE U.S. EDUCATION SYSTEM IS FAILING

Once upon a time, enthusiasts designed a formal education system to meet the economic demands of the industrial revolution. Fast forward to today and, with the current global economic climate, it seems apparent that the now established education system is unable to meet the needs of our hyper-connected society – a society that is in

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Ten problems teachers did not have to deal with a decade ago – The Washington Post

Teachers were once hesitant to make any waves. Not anymore. We are living in an era in which more teachers are speaking their minds in public louder than ever in modern terms. Through strikes …

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