The Effects of Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) on Teacher Pay in Texas

Texas Public Policy Foundation, 1-5

8 Pages Posted: 30 May 2018

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Vance Ginn

Texas Public Policy Foundation

John D. Merrifield

University of Texas at San Antonio

Date Written: March 2017

Abstract

Given that public school districts employ roughly 90 percent of teachers in Texas, teachers have little negotiating power in today’s labor market. Budget reallocations at public school districts and private schools from ESAs could increase teacher salaries in the first year, with some increasing by as much as $28,000. More competitive teacher labor markets will gradually contribute to increases in teacher salaries beyond those facilitated by ESAs and improvements in working conditions.

Keywords: Education, School Choice

Suggested Citation

Ginn, Vance and Merrifield, John D., The Effects of Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) on Teacher Pay in Texas (March 2017). Texas Public Policy Foundation, 1-5. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3181001

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John D. Merrifield

University of Texas at San Antonio ( email )

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San Antonio, TX 78249
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