Kansas going in wrong direction on teacher pay

schoolteacherKansas ranked 42nd in the nation in teacher pay last year, according to estimates from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average pay for Kansas teachers was $47,464 during the 2012-13 school year. Kansas understandably pays less than states with higher costs of living, but it also trails many other Midwestern states – and is moving in the wrong direction. Kansas ranked 41st in teacher pay in the 2011-12 school year and was 39th in the 2009-10 school year, the Lawrence Journal-World reported.