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Fresh evidence shows that teacher unions protect against gender pay gaps

Researchers at the National Bureau of Economic Research found the gender pay gap between female and male teachers in Wisconsin widened after the state gutted union strength. Wisconsin passed a law in 2011 that barred unions from bargaining on behalf of teachers, and instead put the onus of negotiating for […]
Fresh evidence shows that teacher unions protect against gender pay gaps
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A 9-year-old tried to give his teacher a ‘raise’ using his own birthday money — and it shows just how dire the teacher salary problem in the US has become

Parker Williams, a 9-year-old elementary school student in Florida, made local news after giving his birthday money to his teacher. Williams attempted to give his teacher a $US15 pay bump because he thought “teachers don’t get paid enough.” Statistics show teachers get paid 21% less than similar jobs that require […]
A 9-year-old tried to give his teacher a ‘raise’ using his own birthday money — and it shows just how dire the teacher salary problem in the US has become
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Teachers in the US are spending $500 of their own money on school supplies like crayons and chalk, and now they’re turning to a viral hashtag to ask strangers for help

Teachers are joining a nationwide campaign to crowdfund money for school supplies. Celebrities like Khloé Kardashian and country singer Casey Donahew have helped spread the word. GoFundMe says teachers ask for school-supply money on the platform each year. Public investment in K-12 education has dwindled in the last decade, as […]
Teachers in the US are spending $500 of their own money on school supplies like crayons and chalk, and now they’re turning to a viral hashtag to ask strangers for help
Strategy

A 35-year-old who dropped out of high school had a vision of a utopian future for China, the US, and the world — and it’s led her to the forefront of a tech startup worth $3 billion

The Chinese education startup VIPKid, which connects fluent English-speaking teachers with Chinese students, raised $US500 million in April for a valuation of over $US3 billion. The company is led by its 35-year-old high-school dropout founder, Cindy Mi, who believes the company can help bridge cultural gaps between China, the US, […]
A 35-year-old who dropped out of high school had a vision of a utopian future for China, the US, and the world — and it’s led her to the forefront of a tech startup worth $3 billion