Sunday, May 8, 2011

Teachers Make $67,000 After 25 Years

Loud, angry voices say teachers are paid well, indeed too well. Really?
Teachers in America make on average $67,000 after 25 years.  Yet, graduates going to Wall Street can make $75,000 or more right out of school.  First year law graduates can also make more than a teacher after 25 years.

At age 53, one thing that I have learned is that teachers are more important to our society and its future than lawyers and finance majors.  But the pay scales say I am wrong.

Restoring teaching to a place of honor in our culture must happen for America to compete in the world.  It will not happen if teachers after 25 years average less pay than a finance major fresh out of college going to Wall Street.

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