NPR Article: It Doesn't Pay To Be An Early-Childhood Teacher
Published: July 19, 2016
The Department of Education and Department of Health and Human Services released their report, High-Quality Early Learning Settings Depends on a High-Quality Workforce: Low Compensation Undermines Quality, last month. You can read the full report here.
NPR addresses the report in their article, It Doesn't Pay To Be An Early-Childhood Teacher, by Elissa Nadworny.
"Why would she teach preschool when she could make a heck of a lot more money teaching kindergarten? It's a question I've heard over and over again reporting on education. In some places, we pay early childhood teachers less than fast-food workers, less than tree trimmers. As a country, we've acknowledged the importance of early learning and yet, when you look at what we pay those educators, it doesn't add up."
Read the full NPR story here.