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Breaking tradition: A fixed-dollar pay raise strategy that benefits teachers and school districts

BY Laura Anderson
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Marguerite Roza

November 2015

In this analysis Marguerite Roza examines both the degree to which pay systems for teachers are more heavily back-loaded than for many other professions and the ramifications of this steep salary curve for teachers, states and school districts. She details how teachers and school districts could benefit by switching from doling out raises through percentage-based cost of living increases to fixed-dollar payouts.

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