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Underpaid Teachers

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Jun 3, 2021 8:00 pm
  • 14:45

On average, American teachers make 80 cents for every dollar that other college-educated professionals make, and this gap is only growing. Economist Sylvia Allegretto at the Economic Policy Institute is co-chair of the Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics at the University of California-Berkeley. She discusses why teachers aren’t making more and analyzes if this is really fair or not.