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(2,122 posts)
Sun May 12, 2019, 02:38 PM May 2019

Teacher crisis is worse than we thought. And it's driven by low wages (DUH!)

America’s teachers are paid poorly compared to other college graduates, a new study details — and that’s driving a “large and growing” teacher shortage that’s approaching a tipping point.

As a wave of disenchanted teachers take to the streets in protest around the country, a new report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) highlights a dearth of qualified educators in schools.


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Teacher crisis is worse than we thought. And it's driven by low wages (DUH!) (Original Post) OrlandoDem2 May 2019 OP
It's driven by repugs desire for an uneducated electorate. elleng May 2019 #1
You got that right! The destruction of public education in the name of God Firestorm49 May 2019 #3
or Mammon. elleng May 2019 #5
Yup, what you said. nt MH1 May 2019 #4
I retire in Jan from the Army qazplm135 May 2019 #2
Education......... MyOwnPeace May 2019 #6
Message auto-removed Name removed Dec 2019 #7
But hay I got a quarter cent CRK7376 Mar 2020 #8


(7,450 posts)
2. I retire in Jan from the Army
Sun May 12, 2019, 02:49 PM
May 2019

and am considering teaching instead of sticking with law...but only because I will get about 70K in annual retirement so a 40-50K a year teaching job is mighty fine for me. We should pay teachers much more to attract the best and to fund such an important job.


(17,032 posts)
6. Education.........
Sun May 12, 2019, 03:37 PM
May 2019

Last to get money when it is available - and first to get cut when money is tight.

I had this on the door of my school during "W's" reign:

"After we rebuild Iraq can we please rebuild America's schools?"

Response to OrlandoDem2 (Original post)


(2,217 posts)
8. But hay I got a quarter cent
Wed Mar 4, 2020, 02:09 PM
Mar 2020

pay increase yesterday in NC. Voters approved our raise. YEAAAAAAA, whole quarter of a cent....Beggars can't be choosey....all adds up at the end of the day/month/year.....

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