• In 2019, public school teachers were paid nearly 20% less than other college-educated workers

    12 days ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement A new report from the Economic Policy Institute found that public school teachers were paid about 20% less in weekly wages than college-educated peers in 2019.
    The report's authors, Sylvia Allegretto and Lawrence Mishel, call this the "teacher wage penalty" - and it's actually gotten better since 2018. The 19.2% rate in 2019 was down from 22% in 2018.
    The authors also note that this wage penalty drop comes after teacher strikes in the past year, although it's too soon to know if those directly led to the decline.
    The wage penalty is also actually worse for men than...
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