Portrait by Nyan Clarke

Low teacher pay hurts both teachers and students

Guest editorial by English teacher Katherine Posada. Ask just about anyone, and they’ll tell you that teachers deserve to be paid more. Teachers are creating the future, they’ll say; we wouldn’t have doctors, lawyers or scientists if we didn’t have teachers. Politicians win elections by making big promises: I’m going to give those teachers a raise! And that’s where it […]

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Photo illustration by Nyan Clarke

Average salaries for Florida teachers amongst lowest in the United States

Florida is sinking in the national teacher salary ranking. According to the National Education Association’s annual report on teacher salaries, the Sunshine State has dropped from 45th in 2018 to 46th in the United States in 2019.  The average salary of a teacher in Florida is $47,267, with a starting salary around $37,405. It is one of the lowest in […]

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Teachers Today Don’t Get Paid Enough

Teachers Today Don’t Get Paid Enough

In the Broward school district, teachers make a yearly salary of $55,982- the third-highest in the state of Florida and almost $8,000 above the state average. This may seem like a good thing, but it’s not: almost all of the nearly 180,000 teachers in Florida sit at salaries far below the national average of $57,379, which means our “high paying” district is still well below […]

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