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Teacher pay in Indiana continues its downward slide

As a national and local teacher shortage continues, many are blaming a corresponding decline in teacher pay for part of the problem across Northwest Indiana and the country.

Nationally, teacher pay is 5 percent lower than it was in 2009, adjusted for inflation, according to the U.S. Department of Education. It is 1.6 percent below their average earnings in 1999.


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