US Teachers Ranked 26th in Global Pay

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    Out of 33 OECD countries.

    EconoSpeak: Are Teachers Overpaid In The US?
     
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    I didn't see a metric in there for performance. As in how we do via a vis the other OECD members in scholastic performance.
     
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    Well, America tends to rank fairly low globally on student tests. But I'm not sure how much stock to put into that.
     
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    I don't remember seeing anyone argue that qualified teachers are overpaid...
     
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    I agree, I never liked nor totally bought the WHO, OECD stats etc.


    Hence, I think the comparisons ala the ties study are of dubious value, for instance the 'pay' is it total compensation, how do account for the medical retirement benefits ( pension values) the teachers here by and large get vis a vis the medical coverage systems the OECD nations have iin place? ......*shrugs*. food for thought though, thx.
     
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    Pay per GDP? When did that become a standard for measuring anything?

    EDUCATION INDICATORS: An International Perspective / Indicator 40

    Turkey, with the highest pay to per capita GDP pays just over $12,000 annually. Comparing pay to per capita GDP in an attempt to prove US teachers are underpaid is, at best, iffy. In this case it is downright ridiculous.
     
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