So tell me: Given the opportunity costs of becoming a teacher instead of using your college degree to enter another, more remunerative field, are the psychic rewards of teaching great enough to convince America’s best and brightest to become educators?
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Do teachers deserve to make 31% less than everyone else?
NY Times Economix blog shows that middle school teachers in the US earn about 69 percent of the salary of a average college-educated worker in the United States. The comparable figure is 82 percent in the rest of the developed world: