Analysis Shows Arizona Teacher Salaries Still Below National Average

Published: Friday, April 5, 2019 - 12:38pm
Updated: Friday, April 5, 2019 - 3:46pm
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David Lujan is a former lawmaker and current director of the Arizona Center for Economic Progress.

The National Education Association (NEA) released a report last month on teacher salary.

It shows that all 50 states saw increases in average teacher salaries over the last decade, but when adjusting for inflation, there was only an increase in 14 states. There were decreases in 36 states, including Arizona, which saw a decrease of almost 10 percent.

To break this down, The Show spoke with David Lujan, director of the Arizona Center for Economic Progress and one of the creators of the Invest in Ed ballot initiative.

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