Why aren’t more young people choosing to pursue, and remain in, the teaching profession? In this comprehensive report, economists Sylvia A. Allegretto and Lawrence Mishel offer an eye-opening overview of how the present school staffing challenges emerged, as well as a data-backed analysis of the ways that downward trending teacher pay affects schools’ ability to attract and keep the high-quality teachers they need. getAbstract recommends this report to present and future educators and education policy makers.
In this summary, you will learn
- What staffing challenges schools in the United States face today,
- How teacher pay historically compares with that of other professions and
- How teacher pay today compares with that of other professions.
About the Authors
Sylvia A. Allegretto is a labor economist and chair of the Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics at the University of California, Berkeley. Lawrence Mishel is the president of the Economic Policy Institute.