This week, Michigan Radio is presenting Learning to Teach, a series of reports on the state of teaching in Michigan.
Teachers in Michigan average around $61,000 a year in salary, with starting salaries in the $36,000 range.
Would paying our teachers more lead to better teachers and more effective learning environments for Michigan kids?
A charter middle school in the Washington Heights area of New York City is testing this theory. It’s a school that serves mainly low-income Latino students.