Tuesday, May 7, 2013

NCTQ Report: Teacher Pay "Shrank" During Recession

The New York Times (5/7, Rich, Subscription Publication) reports that according to a new report from the National Council on Teacher Quality, "public schools took a hit as both state coffers and local property taxes shriveled," resulting in "shrinking employment, but also in teacher salaries." The report says that "the vast majority of teachers in the nation's largest school districts took a pay cut or saw their pay frozen at least one year between 2008 and 2012." The piece describes the researchers' methodology, and notes that some districts bucked the trend by giving teachers significant raises.

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