Commentary: The ‘Underpaid Teachers’ Myth

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Wall Street Journal

May 23, 12:00 AM

Commentary: The ‘Underpaid Teachers’ Myth

Are public-school teachers really underpaid? It’s a claim often made during teacher pay disputes, but the same data and statistical methods that produce the “teacher salary gap” lead to some ridiculous conclusions—such as that nurses and firefighters are dramatically overpaid, while telemarketers deserve better compensation.

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