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Diane Ravitch's blog

Regular reader Lloyd Lofthouse has gathered some useful information on teacher salaries.

He writes:

Here’s a link to a map that was published by The Washington Post that shows the average annual public school teachers pay for each state for 2013. Now, to be clear, an average means many teachers are paid less and some paid more.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/12/15/how-much-teachers-get-paid-state-by-state/

Then here’s an opinion piece by Dave Eggers that appeared in the New York Times in 2011

The High Cost of Low Teacher Salaries. What does Eggers say? Here’s a pull quote:

At the moment, the average teacher’s pay is on par with that of a toll taker or bartender. Teachers make 14 percent less than professionals in other occupations that require similar levels of education. In real terms, teachers’ salaries have declined for 30 years. The average starting salary is $39,000; the average ending salary — after 25 years in the…

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