It became commonplace in he media to say over and over that the average salary for Chicago teachers is $71,000-$76,000.
I heard this and didn’t question it. I didn’t think it was inappropriate or extravagant as compensation for a professional.
But it seems the number is hugely inflated.
According to this post, the actual average salary for teachers in the Chicago metropolitan area is $56,720.
Maybe this will make the teachers’ cause somewhat more tolerable to the pundits in the media who can barely get by on four times that much.