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Preschool Teachers Deserve Better Pay

Suzanne Bouffard

U.S. News & World Report

Sep 13, 2017

"Research shows that teachers who face financial hardship are more likely to have elevated levels of depression, which can make them less engaged with children, and those children tend to struggle more in school. Low pay is also a factor discouraging bright, motivated young adults from teaching children in their early years, the critical time when their brains are most pliable. The low pay of early childhood teachers ends up affecting us all."