WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s declining teacher salaries are leaving many educators feeling undervalued and pushing some to leave the field.
The average salary for Michigan teachers continued to decrease last year, contributing to a 12% decline over the last decade, according to new data from the National Education Association, a labor union.
The Michigan Department of Education found that teachers’ average salary has stagnated since its peak in 2009, at $63,024, MLive.com reported .
Information from: The Grand Rapids Press:MLive.com, http://www.mlive.com
BY LYNN MANDAVILLE
You may be familiar with an old expression that goes “too many cooks spoil the broth.” Basically, the expression means that too many people in the kitchen kibitzing over what goes into the soup will…
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By Jack Schneider an assistant professor of education at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, is director of research for the Massachusetts Consortium for Innovative Education Assessment and co-host of the education policy podcast “Have You Heard.” Follow @Edu_Historian
The charter school movement is in trouble. In late December, the editorial board of the Chicago Sun-Times observed that the charter movement in the Windy City was “in hot water and likely to get hotter.” Among more than a dozen aspirants for mayor, “only a handful” expressed any support for charter schools, and the last two standing for the April 2 runoff election both said they wanted to halt charter school expansion. In February, New York City’s elected parent representatives — the Community and Citywide Education Councils — issued a unanimous statement in which they criticized charters for operating “free from public oversight” and for draining “substantial” resources from district schools. A month later, Mayor Bill de Blasio told a parent forum that in the “not-too-distant future” his administration would seek to curtail the marketing efforts of the city’s charters, which currently rely on New York City Department of Education mailing lists.
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