Is Teacher Pay Adequate: Teachers' Opinions on Their Expectations, Requirements, and Pay in Columbia, SC
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Dr. Kara Brown
Dr. Jeffrey Eargle
The notion of raising teacher pay has been a topic for discussion in the past decades. There are many reasons to raise teacher pay. This paper discusses expectations, requirements, and the professionalism of teachers as being some of the reasons for increasing teacher pay by analyzing peer-reviewed articles and journals. There is an argument that teacher pay does not need to be raised and this argument is acknowledged. In addressing teacher pay, primary research sought teachers’ opinions on the demands and expectations of their job and their pay as an accurate reflection of such demands and expectations. This data was collected from a survey sent to secondary public school teachers in Lexington-Richland District 5 in April 2022. The results from the survey are then analyzed and discussed in this paper. Following the discussion of the results, two policy recommendations are given regarding teacher pay.
Garrard, Presley, "Is Teacher Pay Adequate: Teachers' Opinions on Their Expectations, Requirements, and Pay in Columbia, SC" (2022). Senior Theses. 572.
The survey conducted was not endorsed or funded by Lexington-Richland District 5.