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A new survey reveals that public consensus is elusive, but local schools continue to get top grades.
The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) released a report warning that the U.S. education system was falling behind those of other nations. U.S. educators are expected to be the best, but are also asked to withstand a severe “teacher pay penalty” – the loss of income when choosing teaching over an alternate profession. While no one believes a career in the classroom will bring unbridled wealth, at least high-performing nations, as the NCSL study emphasizes, minimize the pay gap between their “nation builders” and other workers with similar education levels.
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