Essay about The Teacher Salary Project : An Organization

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Nearly 50 percent of new teachers leave the profession within the first five years. Why? Because of the salary. According to the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future, over 65% of teachers are unhappy with their salary. It is generally accepted by most people that teachers are essential; they educate students and prepare them for brighter futures. There is a shortage of teachers in certain areas across the country. In addition, if the percentage of teachers leaving the profession increases, and if teachers discontent about their salary increases, the percentage of areas having shortages might increase. This problem needs to be addressed soon because within the next 10 years, more than 1.8 million of the 3.3 million teachers will be eligible for retirement.
The “Teacher Salary Project” is an organization specifically dedicated to raising awareness about the need to increase teacher pay, and to reflect the true value of the nation’s educators. The organization is ran by five individuals who are dedicated to making sure their message is heard. The individuals who are responsible for running this organization all have experience teaching or working alongside teachers. The “Teacher Salary Project” has a twitter account and a website where they raise awareness by providing statistics about teachers, sharing teacher’s stories, sharing research, and promoting their book and film about the issues surrounding teacher salaries in the public education system. The “Teacher…

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