Reblogged from Michigan Radio
Michigan’s average teacher salary has dropped for the fifth year in a row, and many districts say they have trouble retaining high quality teachers because of low pay.
So we wanted to know: what’s going on with teacher pay in the state?
As a starting point, we have the average teacher salary in Michigan. The state Department of Education puts it at $61,978.
OK, so what does that number really tell us?
First, it marks a downward trend for five years in a row.