The Effects of Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) on Teacher Pay in Texas
Texas Public Policy Foundation, 1-5
8 Pages Posted: 30 May 2018
Date Written: March 2017
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
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