After busting some myths about US education performance and its causes, we interview renowned SF Teacher of the Year Lana Corda to understand some of the challenges facing one of the toughest school districts in the country. We learn a lot about the on-the-ground details about some of the barriers to improving student performance.
- Video, "Laney's Story"
- SF Mayor's Teacher of the Year Award
- Education Funding History (Committee for Education Funding)
- Estimated average annual salary of teachers in public elementary and secondary schools, by state (IES-NCES)
- Average Salary for All K-12 Teachers (PayScale)
- How Much are Teachers really Paid? A Nationwide Analysis of Teacher Pay (MacIver Institute)
- Palo Alto Unified School District: 2016-2017 Teachers' Salary Schedule
- Irwin Garfinkel, Timothy M. Smeeding, Welfare State Myths and Measurement (Capitalism and Society)