By: Alessandra Quattrocchi
Executive fellow at EducationNC.
A recent study from the National Education Association puts the average salary for a teacher in the U.S. at $65,000 per year, but advocates and teachers say that number needs to be higher. Board Chair of the Teacher Salary Project Ellen Sherratt joins News NOW to discuss what a fair teacher salary should look like and what change her organization wants to see.
Everyone agrees that teachers should receive a bigger salary – but how will it get done? Ali Velshi is joined by the founder of the Teacher Salary Project, Ninive Calegari, to discuss Kamala Harris’ teacher pay gap plan.