It’s not just about low salaries. Pressure-filled working environments are driving too many educators out of the profession.
A perfect storm in the teacher labor market has formed, and students in high-poverty schools are bearing the brunt of its impact.
Low pay and other factors are making it harder to recruit and retain good teachers, and students and communities are paying the price.
The pay gap between educators and comparable workers is wider than it’s ever been, blocking efforts to recruit and retain new teachers.