Thomas Ramey Watson

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says teachers’ salaries should start at $60,000

WASHINGTON — Teachers should have salaries starting at $60,000 and the opportunity to make up to $150,000 based on performance, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told educators at the National Board

of Professi onal Teaching Standards c

onference on Friday.

“The field of teaching is poised for change,” Duncan said. “Many bright and committed young people are attracted to teaching, but surveys show they are reluctant to enter the field for the long-haul.

They see it as low-paying and low-prestige.”

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