Civic Report No. 50 January 2007


How Much Are Public School Teachers Paid?

Table 6: Effect of Teacher Pay relative to Professional Workers on Metro Area High School Graduation rates
Variable Effect
P-Value
Public Teacher Pay/White-Collar Worker Pay 0.032 0.60
Student-Teacher Ratio -0.035 0.26
Per-Pupil Current Spending (by 1,000) -0.001 0.85
% Free and Reduced-Price Lunch -7.003 0.41
Median Household Income 0.000 0.67
% Disabled Students -0.933 0.14
% White Students 0.187 0.00**
Total Student Enrollment (by 100,000) 0.000 0.05**
Number of Districts in Metro Area (by 100) 0.000 0.10*
(Constant) 1.742 0.09

N=45    Adjusted R-Squared=.467
*=significant at <=.10 **=signficant at <=.05
     

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