Monday, June 18, 2012

The Myth of Underpaid Teachers

Somewhere, there are probably underpaid teachers. But they aren't where the unions say they are. Illinois Interactive Report Card

In 2000, in the city of Chicago, the average teachers salary was $50,411. In 2011 that had climbed to $64,978. In part, this is because teachers get paid more if they hold a Master's degree, and the percentage of Chicago school teachers with Master's degrees shot up from 45.7% in 2000 to 60.4% in 2011.

The union wants a 32% increase in pay, or they will strike in the fall.

For the full story, you might look at the Ink Well story on the subject.

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