The wide teacher pay gap continues to grow

This new Report from the Economic Policy Institute published on August 9, 2016 only continues to reiterate the sad and disappointing perception widely held on teaching as a profession. The most important way to improve the quality of education is to ensure that teachers have the respect and status that they need and deserve:

"...An effective teacher is the most important school-based determinant of education outcomes. It is therefore crucial that school districts recruit and retain high-quality teachers. This is particularly difficult at a time when the supply of teachers is constrained by high turnover rates, annual retirements of longtime teachers, and a decline in students opting for a teaching career—and when demand for teachers is rising due to rigorous national student performance standards and many locales’ mandates to shrink class sizes..."

Read the Report here: