The Latest Manhattan-Institute Study….

January 31, 2007 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

looks at how much a teacher makes a year. The report I think overstates big time on how much a teacher gets paid. They are looking at data from what the BLS puts out.

The report says that a teacher works on average of 36.5 hours a week. The are 100% missing the extra time a teacher spends on grading papers, planning lessons, etc…

The report looks at 66 cities only and puts the Detroit Public School system at the top of the list with an average salary of 47.28. They also listed the New York metropolitan area at $45.79 per hour. NO-WAY could that be correct, only in a few legit areas in the NYC area with lots of experience can you earn that much in a year.

The reports compares teachers to white-collar(excluding sales) workers in the 66 cities. They also compare the job of a teacher to other career fields which was a nice thing.

Any teacher out their wants to chime in on what I said???? Feel free to post a comment.