Comments on: Chicago teachers could strike over longer school days http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/2012/09/04/chicago-teachers-could-strike-over-longer-school-days/ Bridges, budgets, bonds Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:29:08 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: wilhelm http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/2012/09/04/chicago-teachers-could-strike-over-longer-school-days/comment-page-1/#comment-1665 Tue, 11 Sep 2012 14:09:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/?p=11819#comment-1665 you write “According to CBS, the average annual salary of a Chicago teacher is $76,000, without benefits; substantial compensation for nine months of work per year”

That’s interesting, in as much as Reuters (!) reported yesterday (with various cited sources) that the mean salary for primary grade teachers was $61,790 and for secondary grades teachers was $69,470.

I suspect CBS is parroting an unreliable source, or perhaps just making it up.

Also interesting is that, according to an report by the Chicago New Cooperative (15 June 2011), the CPS’s reported deficit of $720 million is also a made-up number. In any event, the teacher salary portion of the budget is perhaps $80 million.

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By: wilhelm http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/2012/09/04/chicago-teachers-could-strike-over-longer-school-days/comment-page-1/#comment-1664 Tue, 11 Sep 2012 13:42:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/?p=11819#comment-1664 “According to CBS, the average annual salary of a Chicago teacher is $76,000, without benefits; substantial compensation for nine months of work per year”

That’s interesting, Reuters (!) reported yesterday (with various cited sources) that the mean salary for primary grade teachers was $61,790 and for secondary grades teachers was $69,470.

I suspect CBS is parroting an unreliable source, or perhaps just making it up.

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