2013 Charter Schools Data Added – Charter Teachers Make Substantially Less than Public–Provide Better Results

This is good news for a State that has a $340 billion debt, a trillion dollars in unfunded pension liabilities and a budget that is $113 billion, almost half of which is the cost of education. If we were to modernize the education process using technology, restricted government schools to education, not environmental causes, teaching about good food and bad foods, peer counseling, restorative justice and other psycho-babble and radical propaganda, we could save money.

We could save even more money if government schools stopped being the bag man for unions and ended the practice of forcing teachers to pay bribes to unions to work.

“Teachers at LAUSD make about 35% more in total pay and benefits as compared to teachers at Green Dot Charter School. In San Diego County, teachers at San Diego Unified make 52% more than do the teachers at their county’s largest charter school.

Since teacher salaries/benefits are between 82-86% of the total cost of a government school district, these wages are a major part of truly balancing our budget. That means charter schools, while at the same time the best education venues, higher standards, better test schools, save the taxpayers money. It is a win-win for freedom and the survey proves that union/school district cabals harm children and families.

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2013 Charter Schools Data Added – Charter Teachers Make Substantially Less than Public

Robert Fellner, Transparent California, 4/14/15

Transparent California has just been updated with 2013 salary and benefits data for 82 charter schools from across the state; including the largest charter school in the state – Green Dot Public Schools.

We expect to have many more charter schools added by the time 2014 data is made available later this year.

Below are two charts comparing median teacher pay at charter schools against traditional public schools. The first chart compares the largest public school in San Diego County – San Diego Unified School District – against the largest charter school in the county – High Tech High.

Comparing pay between the biggest public school and charter school in San Diego County.

Below is a similar comparison for Los Angeles County.

Comparing pay between the biggest public school and charter school in Los Angeles County.

Teachers at LAUSD make about 35% more in total pay and benefits as compared to teachers at Green Dot Charter School. In San Diego County, teachers at San Diego Unified make 52% more than do the teachers at their county’s largest charter school.

Both SDU and LAUSD had several dozen different job classifications with some form of the word “teacher” in them. For the purposes of this comparison, only the “Regular Teacher” job classification was used for the SDU teachers and only the “Teacher” job classification was used for the LAUSD comparison.

 

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