California teachers could soon earn as much as state legislators earn. That's the goal of a proposed measure that education advocates are working to add to the November 2018 ballot. The measure, called the Teacher Fair Pay Act, would require that credentialed teachers get paid the same as lawmakers who typically earn $104,118 each year, reports the Los Angeles Times. The state's teachers currently earn anywhere from $41,00 to nearly $93,000, according to the California Department of Education.
In an attempt to make wages fair and transparent, are salary schedules creating other types of inequities? That's the case made by a new report by the Brookings Institution. Teachers' salary schedules are so rigid in their reliance on education attainment and experience to determine pay increases that they inadvertently end up creating pay gaps between teachers in wealthy areas and those who teach in poor areas, the analysis argues.
When teacher salary schedules first came into vogue in the early 20th century, they were designed to equalize wages among public school teachers across race, ethnicity, and gender. Today, teachers' unions still tend to support these schedules, typically printed in a grid format that show how much a teacher earns, with increases for each year the teacher has worked in the district and for higher levels of education.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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