Tennessee Education Association

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Report Spotlights Stagnant Wage Growth for Career Teachers

Originally published in teach magazine, August 2014

A huge portion of Tennessee teachers have not received a salary increase for the past several years. State funding has remained flat and local revenue is scarce, causing many school systems to give one time bonuses, if anything, for an increase in compensation. The problem of stagnant pay is unique in Tennessee.