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Teacher salaries, then and now by gender

Last week I showed the relative change in income for teachers versus others over the last 50 years. It’s interesting to break down the comparison by gender. Here’s a picture doing men and women separately. A couple of interesting facts. … Continue reading

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  1. “median income for women teachers is 80% the income in other professions…for men…61%” http://t.co/g7uJfbIwHw

  2. @mazehr says:

    RT @ChadAldeman: 50 years ago, female teachers made more than female non-teachers. Not anymore: http://t.co/VgY68yC6Az

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Teacher salaries, then and now

In the “old days,” teaching was a more respected profession and relatively better paid. I decided to do a little historical research about the actual facts of earnings using data from the fabulous source, iPums.org. I measured median annual income in … Continue reading

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  1. @chartutor says:

    RT @MrPABruno: “teacher income has gone up just a smidgen. In contrast, income in competing jobs has gone up a fair amount” http://t.co/gCJ…

  2. RT @MrPABruno: “teacher income has gone up just a smidgen. In contrast, income in competing jobs has gone up a fair amount” http://t.co/gCJ…

  3. “teacher income has gone up just a smidgen. In contrast, income in competing jobs has gone up a fair amount” http://t.co/gCJvGyIEPL

  4. Dan says:

    And importantly, many occupations were closed off for woman and minorities in the 1960s so they couldn’t access some of the higher paying jobs that were out there.

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Dan Goldhaber and me in the Los Angeles Times

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Earnings of teachers and others

If it’s Friday, it must be time to look once again at teacher salaries. Teaching is a particularly tough job that requires a good deal of talent. In order to attract enough great teachers, pay rates should be somewhere above … Continue reading

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  1. RT @NCTQ: ICYMI: @ProfitOfEd map on #teacher salaries vs. median college grads. #notaprettypicture http://t.co/hwwnfR0ReF http://t.co/IjUHL…

  2. @jwalnuth says:

    RT @NCTQ: ICYMI: @ProfitOfEd map on #teacher salaries vs. median college grads. #notaprettypicture http://t.co/hwwnfR0ReF http://t.co/IjUHL…

  3. RT @NCTQ: ICYMI: @ProfitOfEd map on #teacher salaries vs. median college grads. #notaprettypicture http://t.co/hwwnfR0ReF http://t.co/IjUHL…

  4. @MrPABruno says:

    So the only state in which teachers earn more than other college-educated workers is Montana? http://t.co/msr8GBqiVf

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Another look at salaries of education majors

The Baccalaureate and Beyond survey checked on 2012 salaries of students who graduated college in 2007-08. I’ve made a little graph comparing median salaries of education majors with others. Just one more way of seeing that going into education ain’t financially … Continue reading

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Pay for ed majors

Let me recommend Alexander Russo’s blog to everyone interested in education in general and following media coverage of education in particular. Russo offered a recent post covering Brookings’ estimates of pay by college major. Here’s a little chart from Brookings that’s … Continue reading

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Teacher salaries

It’s Friday, so it must be time to point out yet another measure of what’s happened to teacher salaries. I’ve grabbed and graphed some data from the Digest of Education Statistics. The line shows the average salary of a classroom teacher … Continue reading

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Seattle Times Op-Ed

Seattle Times, November 15, 2014  

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How do you pay teachers $125,000 a year without busting the budget?

Monday I reported that The Equity Project’s plan to pay teachers $125,000 a year has produced remarkable student gains. Today I’ll combine information from Mathematica’s report with other data to give you an idea how TEP manages high salaries without … Continue reading

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Would paying teachers $125,000 a year get results?

In Profit of Education I wrote, One charter school, The Equity Project (TEP) in New York City, plans to raise base teacher salaries to $125,000 plus $25,000 bonuses–all without increasing spending one dime. Now some four years later, we learn … Continue reading

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