Now that you understand the urgency of raising teacher pay, it's time to get serious. We've put together resources you can use to start doing real work in your community to make sure that the teaching profession is given the level of respect it deserves in our society.
Tackling the Challenge of Raising Teacher Pay State by State
Former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan asked states to propose solutions to inequity in education, and the Teacher Salary Project paid close attention to how states' responses addressed teacher pay. This brief highlights states who addressed teacher pay, specifically those who created concrete strategies to raise compensation. Download to find out how your state is choosing to address teacher pay!
Contacts for State ESSA Plans
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), required that every state develop a teacher equity plans in effect by the start of the 2017-2018 school year. Most states offer opportunities for community members to give their input on the process. The Teacher Salary Project has compiled a document containing links and contact information for every state so that you can find out if and how your state intends to improve teacher salaries so that every student has equitable access to excellent and diverse teachers.