EdStat: Should the Public is Told Exactly how much Teachers Currently Earn, Only 36 Percent Support Raising Teacher SalariesApril 27, 2019
According towards the 2017 EdNext poll, no less than 61% of Americans are in favor of raising teacher salaries-until they see how much teachers currently earn. Then, the level of support for teacher raises drops due to 36%. Both those readings show a modest cooling of public enthusiasm for higher salaries since 2016, having a drop of four percentage points for your uninformed and 5 percentage points to your informed. To understand more about teacher salary schedules, take a look at our 2008 article “Scrap the Sacrosanct Salary Schedule.” To become more more knowledge about the public’s opinion on teacher policies, investigate the full poll essay, or use our 11-year trends interactive to observe the modification in public opinion after some time.