Rankings of States and Estimates of School Statistics
2014-2015 Rankings & Estimates
The data presented in this combined report provide facts about the extent to which local, state, and national governments commit resources to public education. NEA Research offers this report to its state and local affiliates as well as to researchers, policymakers, and the public as a tool to examine public education policies, programs, and services.
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Inflation Continues To Outpace Teacher Salary Growth
Teachers across the nation are continuing to lose spending power for themselves and their families as inflation continued to outpace teacher salaries last year, according to NEA's annual report.
- 2007-2008: No report was published this year.
- 2006-2007 Rankings & Estimates
Teacher Salaries Continue to Lag Behind Inflation
The average one-year increase in public school teacher pay was 2.9 percent, while inflation escalated 3.9 percent according to this report.
- 2005-2006 Rankings & Estimates
Teachers Take "Pay Cut" as Inflation Outpaces Salaries
This NEA study showed a decline in public school teachers' real earnings as the average increase in teacher pay slipped below the rate of inflation in 2004-05.
- 2004-2005 Rankings & Estimates
Schools Struggle to Find, Keep Well-Qualified Educators
The quality of a child's teacher is a key factor in closing achievement gaps. Unfortunately, teacher salaries have barely budged over the past decade, complicating the nation's efforts to attract and retain them.