Saturday, December 20, 2008

Inflation Continues to Outpace Teacher Salary Growth

Here is a great reason why it is difficult to recruit and retain teachers.

Inflation continues to outpace teacher salary growth

Average teachers' salaries declined over the past decade

WASHINGTON-Teachers across the nation are continuing to lose spending power for themselves and their families as inflation continued to outpace teacher salaries last year, according to the National Education Association's update to the annual report Rankings and Estimates: Rankings of the States 2008 and Estimates of School Statistics 2009.

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