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Teacher ‘Pay Penalty’ Reaches Record High

Despite the progress many states have made in the past two years to address teacher pay (and the educator shortage), a new analysis serves as a stark reminder about how far we still must go for the profession to be at least marginally competitive with other professions. Prospective teachers do not expect to become wealthy, but the choice to enter the classroom is costing them more and more every year—and that's bad news for teacher recruitment and retention.

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