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Jerry P. Becker

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Teachers' salaries still lag
Posted: Jul 5, 2000 11:53 AM
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From the Chicago Tribune, Wednesday, July 5, 2000, Section 1, p. 6.


Teachers' average salaries till lag, their union reports

Philidephia -- Beginning and average teacher salaries rose more than
3 percent last year, but still fall short of earnings by other
college-educated workers and, adjusted for inflation, remain below
teacher salaries from 1972, according to results of a survey released
Tuesday by the American Federaton of Teachers.

The average annual paycheck for first-year teachers in 1998-99 was
$26,639, while teachers with an average of 16.2 years on the job
earned $40,574, the survey showed.

New Jersey, Connecticut and New York led the nation for average
teacher pay, around $50,000, while Oklahoma, Mississippi and the
Dakotas has the lowest average salaries, below $30,000.

"It's clearly, I think, a national emergency," Sandra Feldman,
president of the federation, said Tuesday at the union's biennial
convention here.

"We have to ask ourselves, what our priorities are as a nation."

Jerry P. Becker
Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL 62901-4610 USA
Fax: (618) 453-4244
Phone: (618) 453-4241 (office)
(618) 457-8903 (home)


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