Education: Teacher's Pay

After five years as a New Jersey schoolteacher, Edward M. Hough, 28, took one more look at his five-day job—at $74 a week—and decided that he was through. He liked his job teaching fifth grade at Trenton's McClelland School, and, with a master's degree in education behind him, he had long planned to make teaching his career. But he also had to support his wife and three-year-old twins, and to make ends meet, he was on a treadmill of odd jobs outside of school hours: bill collecting, refereeing occasional basketball and football games, pumping gasoline at a neighborhood filling station. With...

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