Utah Teacher Pay Highest In Decades.
Pay The Provo (UT) Daily Herald (12/23) reports that according to recent teacher pay data, “Utah’s teacher pay is the best it’s been since 1980.” The piece explains that the average teacher in Utah earns $49,393, noting that this is still “18th below the national average.” The piece notes that while this is lower than the national average, it is “on par when compared to the region.”
Paper Laments Low North Carolina Teacher Pay.
The Hampton Roads (VA) Virginian Pilot (12/23) editorializes that though North Carolina was “once a beacon of education in the South,” NCES data show that the state ranks 48th in the nation in teacher pay. Moreover, NEA data show that average teacher pay in North Carolina “declined 15.7 percent between 2002 and 2012,” leading to “the highest departure rate in five years.”