Table 5: Effect
of Teacher Pay relative to WhiteCollar Workers on Metro
Area High School Graduation rates 
Variable 
Effect

PValue 
Public Teacher Pay/WhiteCollar
Worker Pay 
0.006 
0.92 
StudentTeacher Ratio 
0.034 
0.27 
PerPupil Current Spending
(by 1,000) 
0.000 
0.97 
% Free and ReducedPrice 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 RSquared=.463
*=significant at <=.10 **=signficant at <=.05 


