EdStat: For Teachers Who State that Covering Housing Costs is incredibly Difficult, the Chronic Absenteeism Rate is Nine Percentage Points HigherApril 27, 2019
Teacher salaries in fast-growing economies have never maintained with housing prices, and long commutes match rising rents to develop economic anxiety that affects teachers. Teachers in San Francisco, for example, report greater economic anxiety than Americans more generally, even comparing these to a specimen including many workers who couldn’t accomplish a bachelor’s degree. This financial anxiety may have consequences for individuals: the chronic absenteeism rate is nine percentage points higher for teachers who advise that covering housing costs is quite difficult. To explore how economic anxiety affects teachers and students, read Susanna Loeb’s full blog entry on EdNext.org (originally published as part of Evidence Speaks).