Public schools

Few Americans Know How Much Teachers Are Paid

And they're a bit surprised when they find out


Americans tend to think public school teachers are not paid enough until they find out how much they actually are paid.

Forty-five percent (45%) of American Adults, when initially asked, say public school teachers are paid too little, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. This is relatively unchanged from February but down 12 points from 57% in May 2008. One-in-three (33%) think teachers are paid about the right amount, while 14% say they earn too much.