Louisiana teacher pay falls further behind Southern average

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The gap between the average salary that Louisiana teachers earn and the Southern regional average continues to widen.

The Advocate reports that the latest data shows teachers in Louisiana were paid an average of $50,923 for the 2018-19 school year, compared to $54,930 across the 16-state region — a difference of more than $4,000.

During the previous school year, the gap was $2,306, according to the Southern Regional Education Board in Atlanta.

Gov. John Bel Edwards has vowed to reach the average before … Click HERE to Read Full Story

Source: Associated Press | Oct. 4, 2020

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