Teachers' salaries and benefits have become, yet again, a topic of debate. Are we to be concerned that salaries are too low or outraged that benefits are so generous? Or, perhaps, can we talk about salaries as low and benefits as generous as the combined issue? These issues are percolating across the country.
The Associated Press reported, "Idaho's low teacher pay is the biggest reason cited for teachers leaving the profession and the biggest challenge facing administrators in keeping and hiring teachers. Only 25 percent of superintendent and principals believe Idaho's compensation packages are competitive, a challenge exacerbated by administrators in rural communities, according to the survey."
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