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Preparing the Education System for a $15 minimum Wage

With New York and California already on the road to a $15 an hour minimum wage and many other states increasing their minimum as well, even without an increase in the federal minimum, the noble profession of teaching is becomingly increasingly less attractive as a career choice. The trend is becoming more apparent, as many school districts struggle to fill the 10% of teachers who are absent on a typical day with substitutes. Projections say it will be similarly difficult to fill full-time teaching positions in the not-too distant future.

Kendley Davenport, chief executive officer at Source4Teachers, a leading national provider of educational managed service solutions for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade school districts, says with education so vital to our nation’s future, it’s time to consider dramatic steps to ensure an adequate supply of quality teachers well into the future. Read his thought-provoking big idea here.