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Teacher Work Days
  • Teachers work an average of 45 hours per week -- six hours longer than the average full-time worker. "Schools and Staffing in the United States..." National Center for Education Statistics, 1996
  • The average salary for U.S. teachers is $40,574. Adjusting for inflation, that is only $82 higher than it was in 1972. "Survey and Analysis of Teacher Salary Trends 1999" American Federation of Teachers
  • About 1 in 5 students in the largest urban districts enrolled in summer school in 2000. "Summer Classes Expanding in Push To Improve Skills" New York Times 7/5/00
  • Over the next 11 years, an additional 2.4 million teachers will be needed to offset teacher attrition, retirement and increased student enrollment. (National Center for Education Statistics, "Predicting the Need for Newly Hired Teachers in the U.S. to 2008-09")
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