The average American teacher has worked for 14 years, makes an average salary of $55,000 per year, and works about 53 hours per week, according to the most recent statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.
What else did the data reveal about the people who staff public K-12 classrooms? Education Week‘s Liana Heitin walks us through the numbers.
- The Nation’s Teaching Force Is Still Mostly White and Female
- Teacher Diversity Gap Poses a Steep Climb
- Despite Downturn, Few Men Sign Up to Teach
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