Yes, but Missouri ranks approximately #44 out of the 50 states so well below the national average.
And when you think about how much that is per hour/per student, they are really underpaid. 47,000 for 174 days a year, 20 students in a classroom (low average!), for 8 hours a day - that's about $1.68/per hour/per student - sounds like pretty cheap babysitting when they are responsible for educating our children. Mind you I only figured in the school days, not the in-service days or plan time or grading done outside of school hours.
I'm not saying we should pay teachers more, but stating the fact that they are NOT underpaid for what they do.
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