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Thanks for your thoughtful response. Your comparisons are being diluted by your choice of data. Comparative studies should employ the same level of data (state vs state).
In the report that you referenced, Oregon teachers are the 15th highest paid in the nation (pg. 16). Therefore, one should reasonably assume that when comparing economic returns to investment with regard to education that teachers in Oregon should have students that test at approximately that same level. For instance, teachers that are paid the 15th highest in the country should, in theory, have students that score approximately 15th highest in the nation.
According to NAEP (I would encourage you to explore more than the limited data that I'm going to discuss here and talk about the pros and cons of data type with your teacher)
OR teacher pay 15 of 52 vs. 2007 4th Gr Math score 39 of 52
OR teacher pay 15 of 52 vs. 2007 8th Gr Math score 23 of 52
OR teacher pay 15 of 52 vs 2007 4th Grade Reading 41 of 52
OR teacher pay 15 of 52 vs 2007 4th Grade Reading 19 of 52
Comparing SAT scores is a bit less useful as not all states require all students to take the SAT. All states do require that students be able to read and perform math.
I don't hate the teacher's union or teachers. I used to teach in both FL and VA. I do want teachers to be held to high standards and want them to put their students before themselves. I would never leave my students mid-year due to a budget shortfall. And they shouldn't either.
I need to go cook dinner and help my kids with their homework...
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