WHAT: A new report from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) analyzes the impact of the recession on teacher salaries over the last four years. The report draws on data from the fifty largest U.S. public school districts in 2010-11 (the most recent year for which such data is available), and highlights the impact of the recession on teacher salary growth from 2008-2012.
WHEN: May 7, 2013
The National Council on Teacher Quality advocates for reforms in a broad range of teacher policies at the federal, state, and local levels in order to increase the number of effective teachers. In particular we recognize the absence of much of the evidence necessary to make a compelling case for change and seek to fill that void with a research agenda that has direct and practical implications for policy. We are committed to lending transparency and increasing public awareness about the four sets of institutions that have the greatest impact on teacher quality: states, teacher preparation programs, school districts and teachers unions. For more information, visit: NCTQ.org.