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TC's Sam Abrams Cited in New Yorker Online Story on Teacher Salaries

 

In a story by David Denby on the New Yorker Online website, TC's Sam Abrams is cited as saying that an American teacher earns, on average, around seventy per cent of what her peers from college earn (i.e., fellow-professionals who become engineers, accountants, financial consultants, and so on). In the story, Stop Humiliating Teachers, Denby writes:  "We can admit that bad teachers, if they can be fairly identified, should be removed. But what can be done to recruit a new cadre of better teachers? Most centrally, we can increase teacher pay and status. If we seriously want to improve the over-all quality of teachers ... we have to make teaching the way to a decent middle-class life."​

Published Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016

Samuel  Abrams
Samuel Abrams

 

In a story by David Denby on the New Yorker Online website, TC's Sam Abrams is cited as saying that an American teacher earns, on average, around seventy per cent of what her peers from college earn (i.e., fellow-professionals who become engineers, accountants, financial consultants, and so on). In the story, Stop Humiliating Teachers, Denby writes:  "We can admit that bad teachers, if they can be fairly identified, should be removed. But what can be done to recruit a new cadre of better teachers? Most centrally, we can increase teacher pay and status. If we seriously want to improve the over-all quality of teachers ... we have to make teaching the way to a decent middle-class life."​

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