Dylan Matthews crunches the numbers on Chicago teacher salaries

Chicago Public Schools system estimates the mean teacher salary at $74,839. Pro-union sources put the figure at $56,720, almost $20,000 less. So what’s the truth?

Washington Post data wonk Dylan Matthews says, “a fair read of the numbers suggests that $71,017 is a much more accurate estimate of what a typical Chicago public school teacher makes than $56,720.”

So there.

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