Education: The Wage Problem

While other savants at the A. A. A. S. convention in Des Moines, Iowa were telling each other about the year's scientific wonders (see p. 58), Professor William Albert Noyes of the University of Illinois lamented to colleagues about the meagre stipends of pedagogy. Before them he laid salary statistics gathered from Harvard, Illinois, California, Ohio State, Yale, Michigan and Wisconsin. He had found that in 1900 the average professor's wage was $2,791; in 1925, $5,318—an increase of 90%. But the average nonteaching university executive had gotten $3,115 in 1900, had...

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