To challenge the common belief that public school teachers, on average, are not compensated well, please read the following article by the Heritage Foundation.
“Existing public-school teachers receive wages that are at least as high as comparably skilled workers," they explain, “while their benefits and job security exceed what they could earn in the private sector. Overall, public-school-teacher compensation exceeds private levels by approximately 52 percent, for a total of more than $120 billion annually in excessive labor costs."
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The PUSD teachers are paid at a higher end of the National percentile range.