The Digest of Education Statistics has new numbers out on teacher salaries. I combined these with numbers from the census on earnings of college-educated workers more generally. Now there are legitimate quibbles about comparing the levels of the two series as they don’t measure exactly the same thing. But looking at the trend is (a) legitimate and (b) depressing.
- "What Freakonomics did in raising our collective economic literacy, this book does for the economics of schooling." -Kate Walsh, President, National Council on Teacher Quality