Stagnating salaries are not stopping public school educators from carving out part of their paychecks to buy the resources students need.
In 1979, teachers earned 5.5% less than comparable workers. Today the teacher pay gap has grown to 18.7%.
Putting under-trained teachers in classrooms only harms students and exacerbates teacher shortages across the country.
After AZ court blocks ballot initiative that would have increased funding by $690 million, educators vow to take their power to the polls in November.
78 percent of public school parents say they would support teachers in their community if they went on strike for more pay. “Educators’ decision to take a stand for themselves inspires everyone,” says NEA president.
Nearly one in 10 Airbnb hosts in the United States are educators, each making an average of $16,000 last year to help make ends meet.
A new study spotlights how the economic anxiety felt by educators can destabilize their profession and harm students.
There are more than 1.5 million reasons behind Wednesday’s “March for Students and Rally for Respect” in North Carolina.
No state in the country has cut school funding more than Arizona. Educators are letting everybody know that the state must do better for its children.