Jan 18, 2019, Boise Idaho Statesman: Idaho’s average teacher salary nears $50,000, increases by 3.4 percent this year https://www.idahostatesman.com/latest-news/article224776710.html Idaho lawmakers passed the teacher salary "career ladder" in 2015. This year, they'll have to decide whether to fund the fifth and final year of the $250 million plan. Idaho's average teacher salary is up 12.5 percent from 2014-15, the year before the career ladder went into effect. … In Boise — a district that has long prided itself on harmonious negotiations with its local teachers’ association — the career ladder funding allows district and union leaders to focus on issues other than salaries. For example, that might mean a discussion about meeting the needs of a growing number of special education students, Deputy Superintendent Coby Dennis said.
Children today are noticeably different from previous generations, and the proof is in the news coverage we see every day. This site shows you what’s happening in schools around the world. Children are increasingly disabled and chronically ill, and the education system has to accommodate them. Things we've long associated with autism, like sensory issues, repetitive behaviors, anxiety and lack of social skills, are now problems affecting mainstream students. Blame is predictably placed on bad parenting (otherwise known as trauma from home).
Addressing mental health needs is as important as academics for modern educators. This is an unrecognized disaster. The stories here are about children who can’t learn or behave like children have always been expected to. What childhood has become is a chilling portent for the future of mankind.