Civic Report No. 50 January 2007


How Much Are Public School Teachers Paid?

Table 5: Effect of Teacher Pay relative to White-Collar Workers on Metro Area High School Graduation rates
Variable Effect
P-Value
Public Teacher Pay/White-Collar Worker Pay 0.006 0.92
Student-Teacher Ratio -0.034 0.27
Per-Pupil Current Spending (by 1,000) 0.000 0.97
% Free and Reduced-Price Lunch -7.175 0.40
Median Household Income 0.000 0.65
% Disabled Students -0.854 0.17
% White Students 0.193 0.00**
Total Student Enrollment (by 100,000) -0.012 0.05**
Number of Districts in Metro Area (by 100) 0.044 0.09*
(Constant) 1.756 0.08

N=45    Adjusted R-Squared=.463
*=significant at <=.10 **=signficant at <=.05
     

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