Data shows decades of stagnating teacher wages

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The Economic Policy Institute, a Washington-based nonpartisan think tank, concluded in a report released Tuesday that public school educators wages have not kept pace with compensation in other professions. In the past two decades, teachers have gone from earning 1.8 percent less on average than other comparable workers to 17 percent less, adjusted for inflation. When factoring in health benefits and pensions, teachers earned the same as other workers with college degrees in 1994 but 11 percent less by 2015, the report found.

The study suggests California will face an uphill battle in addressing the growing teacher shortage as graduates with excessive college debt turn to professions with higher pay and benefits.

Read the Ed Source piece here.

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