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Sun May 12, 2019, 02:38 PM

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.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/finance.yahoo.com/amphtml/news/teacher-shortage-us-low-pay-161926212.html

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Reply Teacher crisis is worse than we thought. And it's driven by low wages (DUH!) (Original post)
OrlandoDem2 May 2019 OP
elleng May 2019 #1
Firestorm49 May 2019 #3
elleng May 2019 #5
MH1 May 2019 #4
qazplm135 May 2019 #2
MyOwnPeace May 2019 #6
Name removed Dec 2019 #7
CRK7376 Mar 2020 #8

Response to OrlandoDem2 (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 02:40 PM

1. It's driven by repugs desire for an uneducated electorate.

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Sun May 12, 2019, 02:49 PM

3. You got that right! The destruction of public education in the name of God

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Response to Firestorm49 (Reply #3)

Sun May 12, 2019, 02:52 PM

5. or Mammon.

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Sun May 12, 2019, 02:49 PM

4. Yup, what you said. nt

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Response to OrlandoDem2 (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 02:49 PM

2. I retire in Jan from the Army

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.

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Response to OrlandoDem2 (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 03:37 PM

6. Education.........

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?"

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Wed Mar 4, 2020, 02:09 PM

8. But hay I got a quarter cent

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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