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On average, teachers make more than the families who pay their salaries

May 22, 2015 in Blog

Education leader Rep. Chad Magendanz has released an informative chart (below), based on OSPI data, showing that teachers on average are not underpaid, but make well above the median household income in our state. 

The numbers show that on average teachers make more than the taxpaying working families who pay their salaries. The teacher salary figures are for a ten-month work year, while most people earn their income over twelve months. 

“Levy swap” would let state lawmakers shift local school revenues to Olympia, while cutting local taxing authority

May 20, 2015 in Publications

State lawmakers are debating the merits of an idea called the “levy swap,” in which Olympia would take the money people now pay in local school taxes and redistribute it statewide, while in turn reducing the taxes people pay to local school districts.

One-day teacher strikes OK with 10-year-old

May 20, 2015 in In the News
The Spokesman-Review
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The Spokesman-Review
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015