I just saw this infographic on teacher salaries, and it's pretty rage inducing (perhaps less for some, depending upon geography).
Can we please, pretty please, find more resources to pay teachers appropriately? Because if there's any verity to this (and I'm assuming there is), it's awful. I need more coffee.
**ETA** Kinja is being a reply ruiner this morning. I am reading your words, and thank you all for them. Looks like Finland has an interesting model. And while I've not read the whole thing just yet (newbie woke up), here is a link about reform, and some issues faced with it.