Inequity between teacher salaries – when looked at by state and district – is marked in this country, and this inequity has a huge impact on schools. Last year in Massachusetts teachers earned an average of $73,000 while their peers in Maine earned an average of $48,000. That is a difference of $25,000 per year. […]
Kathreen Harrison is a public school teacher in Maine. She has a master’s degree from Bank Street College of Education and a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College. She has worked in a variety of schools in New York and Maine in a number of capacities – French teacher, gifted and talented teacher, elementary school teacher, and curriculum coordinator for island schools. She has lived in Maine for 20 years and has a particular interest in school reform.