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Teacher Salaries Should Start at $60,000, Duncan Says

By Michele McNeil — August 09, 2011 1 min read

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is calling for a retooling of the nation’s teacher pipeline, with a higher bar for admission to schools of education, improved performance-based teacher accountability, and higher salaries. In remarks last month to a National Board for Professional Teaching Standards conference, he called for teachers to start out making $60,000 a year and to top out at around $150,000.

A version of this article appeared in the August 10, 2011 edition of Education Week as Teacher Salaries Should Start at $60,000, Duncan Says

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