This paper looks at the costs of increasing Oklahoma’s average teacher pay and how different raises will affect Oklahoma’s position compared to other states. It recommends that if the state funds a teacher pay raise, that it be done through block-granting with transparency regarding who gets raises. Finally, it points out that districts have sufficient resources to provide for substantial raises.
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Raising Teacher Pay: Things to Consider and Do
Authors: Byron Schlomach, Baylee Butler
Abstract: An encore reposting of the research from the 1889 Institute.
The 1889 Institute:
Oklahoma Policy Innovation Project.