Education

How Much Should Teachers Make?

August 12, 2005 1 min read

A much discussed new book, Teachers Have It Easy: The Big Sacrifices and Small Sacrifices of America’s Teacher, argues that teacher pay is scandalously low considering importance and difficultly the work they do, and that low salaries jeopardize the stability of the profession and the education system.

What’s your view? Are teachers’ salaries unfair? How much should they make? Can school systems afford to pay them more? How?

A version of this news article first appeared in the Teacher Talkback blog.