Paying Teachers What They’re Worth


by Jennifer Craw

 

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CIEB’s Empowered Educators study found that in five countries with high student performance on PISA (Canada, Australia, China, Singapore and Finland) teacher salaries were between about 90 and 105 percent of the average received by college graduates across professions. By contrast, U.S. teachers earned, on average, about 60 percent of what other college graduates earned. How can we expect to recruit a world-class teaching force if we aren’t willing to pay for it? Read more in the policy brief “Recruiting and Selecting Excellent Teachers” from the Empowered Educators study.