Discussion in 'Education' started by Toro, Feb 25, 2011.
Out of 33 OECD countries.
EconoSpeak: Are Teachers Overpaid In The US?
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.
Well, America tends to rank fairly low globally on student tests. But I'm not sure how much stock to put into that.
I don't remember seeing anyone argue that qualified teachers are overpaid...
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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And note - the chart is in constant 2008 dollars - the increase is all real, not inflationary.
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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