Education: Status Quo

Although U.S. teachers seem to be making a little financial progress, Manhattan's National Bureau of Economic Research reported this week, they are actually getting nowhere at all. Despite an average pay boost from $1,441 a year in 1940 to $2,750 in 1949, the public schoolman's salary is worth hardly a penny more in terms of buying power. College and university teachers, whose average salaries have gone up from $2,866 to $4,217 in the same period, N.B.E.C. found, are faring even worse; the new scale puts their standard of living right where it was in 1908.

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