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The Nation : Teacher Pay Called High

A new survey found that teachers earn more than other people with comparable education, and that they are highly satisfied as a group. The findings, released by the National Center for Education Information, incensed the National Education Assn., but Secretary of Education William J. Bennett praised the report. It said that teachers earn an average of $136 a day, while people with equal education in other fields average $129 a day. Because most other occupations involve working 250 days a year, however, the average non-teacher’s salary is more than $32,000 annually, compared with almost $25,000 for teachers, who usually work 180 days a year.


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