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A Think Twice Review of:

How Much Are Teachers Paid?

Think Twice - Feb 19, 2007

Publisher/Think Tank - Manhattan Institute

Author(s) -

This report asserts that teachers are paid at a higher rate and work fewer hours than most white-collar professionals and puts forward an analysis that finds no correlation between their measure of teacher pay and student achievement.

Reviewer(s) - Sean Corcoran, New York University Lawrence Mishel, Economic Policy Institute

The review shows that the report’s analysis of the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) data is fundamentally flawed. Corcoran and Mishel point out that the BLS had explicitly warned against using the data in the manner in which it is used and indicate that the defects in the report render it virtually useless.