Recent massive teacher actions (see The Best Videos & Articles On The Kentucky & Oklahoma Teachers Strikes and The Best Resources For Learning About – & Supporting – The West Virginia Teachers) have brought attention to the teacher compensation crisis that exists in many states.
Here are some articles that provide a broader picture of this crisis (you might also be interested in The Best Posts & Articles About The Importance Of Teacher (& Student) Working Conditions):
Raw Data: Teacher Pay Since 2010 is from Mother Jones.
No Wonder Teachers Are Saying Enough Is Enough is from The Nation.
Teacher Pay: How Salaries, Pensions, and Benefits Work in Schools is from Ed Week.
— Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) April 3, 2018
— Quartz (@qz) April 6, 2018
Teachers Make Less on Average Today Than They Did in 1989 is from Slate.
A Quick Centennial State Guide To Questions About Teacher Pay is from Colorado Public Radio.
Teachers Find Public Support as Campaign for Higher Pay Goes to Voters is from The NY Times.
How bad is teacher pay? Nearly 1 in 5 teachers works a second job, report says is from The Washington Post.
The salary slide: as other professionals see growth, teachers’ pay stagnates, new report finds is the headline of a Chalkbeat article about teacher salaries, and it probably isn’t a surprise to anyone in the profession.
See where California teachers have the toughest time paying rent, mortgage is from The Sacramento Bee.
Are America’s teachers really underpaid? is from The Conversation.
What other countries can teach the US about raising teacher pay is from The Conversation.
Personally, my favorite teacher pay comparison approach, which is straightforward and not overly regression-ized, is the weekly wage comparison vs. other college-educated works https://t.co/XWZCEyYV6v pic.twitter.com/vWbYxulRnJ
— Matt Barnum (@matt_barnum) September 13, 2019