Table 6: Effect
of Teacher Pay relative to Professional Workers on Metro
Area High School Graduation rates 
Variable 
Effect

PValue 
Public Teacher Pay/WhiteCollar
Worker Pay 
0.032 
0.60 
StudentTeacher Ratio 
0.035 
0.26 
PerPupil Current Spending
(by 1,000) 
0.001 
0.85 
% Free and ReducedPrice 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 RSquared=.467
*=significant at <=.10 **=signficant at <=.05 


