The COVID-19 pandemic revealed just how essential some jobs really are to the nation with the agonizing months under lockdown showing parents the indispensable roles of teachers in the U.S. A recent op-ed in the New York Times renews a call for raising the salaries of teachers, making the case that six-figure salaries might help slow the ongoing exodus of educators in the industry and improve the quality of learning. Colette Coleman, a sociologist and a former teacher who wrote that op-ed, joined CBSN to discuss closing the pay gap.
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