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.
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.