2. “Teachers get paid too much.”
The national average teaching salary is $56,069 (starting teaching salary is $35,672). Teachers also usually spend a lot of money out of pocket for classroom supplies, grade papers on the weekends, and spend hours after school prepping for lessons. Here is a state-by-state breakdown of teacher salaries.
7. “Merit pay will make more effective teachers.”
Researchers from the National Center on Performance Incentives (NCPI) concluded that incentivizing teachers with bonus pay based on good results, without good professional develop programs in place, does not make a notable difference in student results nor does it increase teacher motivation.
9. “Kindergarten and preschool are glorified babysitting.”
The Perry Preschool Study, which took place over 35 years, found that students who received a high quality early education were far less likely to become teenage parents, go to jail, drop out of high school, or be unemployed.
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