Lazy summer days are not always in the cards for Indiana teachers, who are not paid when classes are not in session. Besides working a job during summer break, some teachers hold a second job after the school bell rings. New data from the National Center for Education Statistics shows that nearly one-in-five teachers worked a job outside of the school system during the 2015-2016 school year. President of the Indiana State Teachers Association Teresa Meredith says educators simply are not being paid adequately. Teachers in Indiana earn between $24,000 to $90,000 annually, according to the National Education Association. That’s about 16 percent less than two decades ago when adjusted for inflation. Meredith believes school funding problems coupled with a lack of respect for the profession is resulting in teachers not being properly compensated for their education and experience.
June 26th, 2018|Local News|