Being a teacher is an extremely respected profession. Educators are those who prepare the future of today. Whether their students become lawyers, doctors, or even teacher themselves. Although, such a respected profession is paid so low, their incomes are way lower than the average college graduate salary. Educators have been getting paid extremely low for decades now. As time goes by, more and more protests are occurring to help raise salaries. It’s hard to afford a living with a teacher salary, especially in such a low paying state like Colorado. It is said that, “a school offering higher teacher salaries from within a fixed budget are likely to be minimal,” (Constrained optimization? Teacher Salaries, School Resources and Student Achievement, 2019). This is extremely upsetting because it is very unlikely for teachers to get pay raises as often as every year. Low teacher salaries affect educators as well as future educators due to low salaries.
Martin, Ivana Casillas, "Underpaid Educational Professionals" (2020). 2020 Undergraduate Presentations. 24.