American Teachers Spend More Time In The Classroom Than World Peers, Says Report
American teachers work hard. Like, really hard.
This year’s education report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development outlines the state of education in the world’s most developed countries. It finds that American elementary school teachers spend more hours actually teaching students than peers in any other surveyed country.
Despite the long hours, American teachers aren’t well compensated, Andreas Schleicher, OECD director of education and skills, explained in a call with reporters Monday. While U.S. raw teacher salaries are high compared with the rest of the world, the pay lags behind that of similarly educated American workers.