Chicago Public School Teachers Highlight Perennial Debate of Teacher Salaries

Teacher pay is back in the headlines as the Chicago school teachers went on strike Monday. The average teacher salary is $71,236 in the Chicago Public School district, which includes elementary schools and high schools, according to the Illinois Interactive Report Card of Northern Illinois University. The average in the state is $64,978. Jackson Potter, staff coordinator of the Chicago Teachers Union cautioned that the average salary figures likely include a large number of veteran teachers...Full Story
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