Arizona is the sixth worst place in the nation to be a teacher.
…the average starting salary for teachers, listed as $31,874 for 2012-13 school year by the National Education Association, is the 44th lowest of the 50 states plus the District of Columbia.
The Arizona Capitol Times reports that the ranking comes even after accounting for the lower cost of living here than many other places.
I’d like to see how Scottsdale Unified School District teacher pay compares, and how administration salaries stack up. I think these are highly pertinent questions with an SUSD governing board election looming, as well as a request for taxpayer approval of a budget override…the third SUSD financial request following two ballot defeats.