It's no secret that a teacher's salary isn't creating independent wealth or envy amongst peers. In fact, 10% of US teachers have a second job, according to the US News & World Report. Now we all know, no one becomes a teacher because they want to spend their summers waitressing or working as holiday help at Banana Republic. They do it for the extra money (and, ahem, discount fashions).
When a teacher looks five years down the road, they will either have left the profession or they will be very close to where they were originally.
And if you're thinking 15 years is going to make a difference, check out this infographic from the Center for American Progress.
But it's not all about money. It's about appreciation. In almost every other profession, individuals are rewarded for their dedication, effort and results.
This is why more and more teachers are seeking additional employment where they can actually be recognized for their abilities.
"Teacher salaries don't reflect the value of what we do - the central role in students lives."
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