SPECIAL TOPICTeacher Pay
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In an era of stories about teacher layoffs and teacher unions protesting for better pay and benefits, it's assumed that this profession gets the short end of the wage stick when it comes to serving in public schools. But are they really not getting their fair share when comparing degrees received, hours worked and lucrative benefits? And is the argument that teachers receive low pay taking into account the quality of education they bring to the classroom? AEI experts assess teacher pay and where educators really stand on the pay scale.

THE STUDY
How public-school teacher pay overcharges taxpayers $120B each year
EVENT VIDEO
Biggs: Teachers aren't 'desperately underpaid'
ANOTHER AEI VIEW
'Some teachers are underpaid and others are overpaid'