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The teacher pay penalty has hit a new high: Trends in the teacher wage and compensation gaps through 2017

September 15, 2018

This EPI study looks not only at WAGES but also TOTAL COMPENSATION… and in doing so flags one of the points made in several earlier posts: voters’ resentment against teachers is based on the favorable benefits teachers receive. As the chart below indicates, over the past two decades the benefits advantage between teachers and other employees has expanded. The result: as teachers health benefits and pensions have improved over time many voters have encountered the opposite and so their resentment toward teachers has increased.

Source: The teacher pay penalty has hit a new high: Trends in the teacher wage and compensation gaps through 2017

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