Last week Matt Miller argued that low teacher salaries mean "that we draw teachers from the bottom two-thirds of the college class" and "for schools in poor neighborhoods, teachers come largely from the bottom third." In response, Cohn unearths a McKinsey report that Miller worked on:
The McKinsey team broke down teacher compensation, but with a twist: Instead of comparing how much teachers made relative to accountants, nurses, and other professionals, they compared how much teachers made relative to teachers in other countries. The U.S. did not stack up well
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