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Teachers' Salary

Who Pays for Our Kids' Education?

Marc Joseph | Posted 08.30.2014 | Education
Marc Joseph

We are a well-educated society, so how did we get ourselves into this cycle of putting this financial burden and stress on the teachers who we entrust with our kids every day?

AFT Survey Finds State Employees With Union Representation Have Significant Wage Advantage

Posted 10.19.2012 | Education

The American Federation of Teachers public employees division recently issued its annual "State Employee Compensation Survey," which determined that e...

Facing Low Salaries, Teachers Take To Moonlighting

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 01.11.2012 | Education

MIAMI — By day, Wade Brosz teaches American history at an A-rated Florida middle school. By night, he is a personal trainer at 24 Hour Fitness. ...

Merit Pay Loses Luster As Budgets Shrink

Education Week | Nora Fleming | Posted 11.16.2011 | Education

Two competing pressures--decreased finances and rising policy interest--have left the future of performance-based teacher compensation uncertain. A...

School's Out For Teachers' Strike

AP | Posted 11.07.2011 | Education

BUTTE, Mont. — Public school administrators in Butte went on strike after they failed to reach a contract, forcing the cancellation of classes a...

Bring Teachers' Pay Into This Century

Sen. Michael Bennet | Posted 11.01.2011 | Education
Sen. Michael Bennet

When women had to choose between becoming teachers or nurses, we could convince them to teach Julius Caesar for 30 years with a small salary. Not anymore.

D.C. Educator: Teachers Are Overpaid

Education Week | Michael Bromley | Posted 10.03.2011 | Education

Note: Michael Bromley, a teacher in Washington, DC, is guest-posting this week. My colleagues groan when I say it, and then tell me to shut up: tea...

What's The Best Approach To Teacher Incentives In U.S. Education?

Posted 09.18.2011 | Education

Atlanta is in the middle of an educational crisis with allegations and reports of widespread cheating across the district's school teachers. Now the t...

School Roofers, Painters Earn More Than Teachers In Fla. District

Posted 05.29.2011 | Education

Educators and parents in Florida say they're baffled and upset about pay inequality between teachers and laborers who work for the district. Accordin...

Why Test Scores Shouldn't Dictate Teacher Salaries

Todd Farley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Todd Farley

I'm amazed to hear the suggestion that the salaries of American teachers should, in part, be based on standardized tests. A couple examples indicate how unwise a decision that might be.

Teacher Salaries and Shortage Areas

Christopher Reeve | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Christopher Reeve

While I am very disappointed that Mayor Bloomberg selected a new schools chancellor with no experience whatsoever in public education, I have to remain optimistic that our NYC kids will not be shortchanged in any way.