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New Education Finance and Policy Study Results from Department of Economics Described (New Measures Of Teachers' Work Hours And Implications For Wage...

August 20, 2014



New Education Finance and Policy Study Results from Department of Economics Described (New Measures Of Teachers' Work Hours And Implications For Wage Comparisons)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Education Letter -- Fresh data on Education Finance and Policy are presented in a new report. According to news reporting originating in St. Paul, Minnesota, by VerticalNews editors, the research stated, "Researchers have good data on teachers' annual salaries but a hazy understanding of teachers' hours of work. This makes it difficult to calculate an accurate hourly wage and leads policy makers to default to anecdote rather than fact when debating teacher pay."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the Department of Economics, "Using data from the American Time Use Survey, I find that teachers work an average of 34.5 hours per week on an annual basis (38.0 hours per week during the school year and 21.5 hours per week during the summer months). I find that when hours per week are accurately accounted for high school teachers earn in the range of 7-14 percent less than demographically similar workers in other occupations."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "However, elementary, middle, and special education teachers earn higher wages than demographically similar workers in other occupations."

For more information on this research see: New Measures Of Teachers' Work Hours And Implications For Wage Comparisons. Education Finance and Policy, 2014;9(3):231-263. Education Finance and Policy can be contacted at: Mit Press, 55 Hayward Street, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA.

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting K.L. West, St Catherine Univ, Dept. of Econ, St Paul, MN 55105, United States.

Keywords for this news article include: St. Paul, Minnesota, United States, North and Central America, Education Finance and Policy

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