Monday, January 30, 2006

Isle Teacher Pay Comes in Dead Last

Worried about the public school system in Hawaii? You should be.

The Star-Bulletin reports that teacher salaries were the lowest out of 50 metropolitan U.S. cities when adjusted for cost of living.

Hawaii's average public-school teacher salary of $45,467 for that period -- the most recent complete set of data -- ranked 26th in the country, according to the conservative National Center for Policy Analysis,which compiled the inaugural study.

However, Hawaii's high cost of living reduced that figure to an effective $27,048, dead last in the survey, it said.

I don't think anyone expects to get rich when they become a teacher, but dead last?


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