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Articles & Multimedia on Professional Pay

How Economic Pressure Affects Teachers
A new study spotlights how the economic anxiety felt by educators can destabilize their profession and harm students. (June 2018)

Teacher Pay Penalty Driving Educators Away From Profession
Low pay and other factors are making it harder to recruit and retain good teachers, and students and communities are paying the price. (July 2017)

Penn State Grad Students Move Toward Union
With grad assistants earning less then $18K a year, and working twice as many hours as promised, they need a voice in their working conditions. (March 2017)

OEA/NEA member and sixth-grade teacher Amber Spradlin was featured on NBC’s TODAY SHOW. Like so many other educators in Oklahoma, Amber has to work two jobs to make ends meet. NBC News reporter Gabe Gutierrez and the TODAY SHOW producers shadowed Amber to put a human face on this education funding crisis.

VIDEO: ESPs Fight for a Living Wage


Why Money Matters

Why Money Matters
Lack of professional pay shortchanges our schools.