Teachers, on average, make 23.5% less than comparable college graduates. Due to being underpaid, nearly 4 in 5 teachers are considering retiring earlier than usual.
The Pay Gap Reality
1 in 4 teachers are considering quitting due health concerns, lack of child care for their own kids and low pay
84% of Teachers Feel More Stressful
18% of all public school teachers supplemented their base salary by having a second job outside of the school system.
Teachers Juggle Multiple Jobs
However, doing all kinds of activities at the end of the day, in most instances, does not get teachers paid extra.
Most Teachers Stay After School Hours
94% of public school teachers admit to having to dip into their own pockets in order to get school supplies.
Teachers Often Pay for Supplies
According American Faculty Association, teachers, on average, have to spend 2 to 4 hours of prep time for every 1 hour of class
Generally, teachers are not trained to advise students about personal decisions
50% of US States Do Not Have Counselors in Schools
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