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Are Public School Teachers Adequately Compensated?

Author(s): Diane Stark Rentner and Matthew Braun
Published: April 29, 2019

It is difficult to definitively answer the question of whether public school teachers are adequately compensated. To provide context for understanding the research on the adequacy of teacher compensation, this CEP policy brief describes how the public K-12 education system is funded (including how events how the Great Recession impact teacher compensation) and highlights recent analyses of teacher compensation in each of the 50 states.

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