“If starting salaries for new teachers had kept pace with inflation over the last 3 decades, a first-year teacher would be making $46,762 per year right now. Instead, the average annual income for a new teacher is around $41,780 according to our estimates. That’s a difference of nearly $4,982 a year, representing an earnings decline of just under 11%.” New Teachers are Earning 11% Less Than They Were 30 Years Ago.

+ “Nearly 1 in 5 American public school teachers work a second job outside of the classroom.” Our Nation’s Teachers Are Hustling to Survive.