As a society, we've agreed to pay ballers, bankers and entertainers big bucks.
Sadly, in the Show-Me State . . . The people in charge of taking care of youngsters, guiding the future and educating the NEXTGEN earn a pittance.
Here's the money line . . .
"Missouri ranks 50th in the nation for educators’ average starting salary, at just $32,970, roughly 19.9% less than the national average starting wage of $41,163 per year, according to the National Education Association."
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news link . . .
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Missouri schools face recruitment and staff retention challenges this year, something representatives from the Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) say is an effect of poor compensation for educators in the state.