How Much is a Good Kindergarten Teacher Worth?

A study found that students who had the most effective kindergarten teachers went on to attend college in higher numbers and earned more money as adults. Previous studies based on test scores have shown that the effects of good kindergarten teachers fade eventually, but this study showed that students who had the best teachers had better adult outcomes. The researchers calculated that, based on additional earnings for one class full of students, the worth of a good kindergarten teacher could be $320,000 a year.


About mprater

I'm a recently retired school teacher/administrator continuing to help people grow through personal learning. When not blogging, I do consulting work for schools and organizations, make presentations at conferences, and research for publication. At the same time, I have to set aside enough time to enjoy the "good life" of retirement!
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