Researchers say mentor teachers should be paid 15 times more. (And on a programming note, this will be the last post on the Teacher Beat blog.)
The study also found that male teachers receive low ratings more often than female teachers.
Teachers across the state are outraged over a new rule that requires 15 hours of workforce-related professional development.
The Mississippi education department will be the first to operate a teacher residency program, which aims to increase retention and diversity in the profession.
The Nashville protest is the latest instance of teacher activism, and additional walkouts are on the horizon this spring.
So far, about 2,300 teachers have had their TEACH grant debt forgiven by the U.S. Department of Education, according to reporting by NPR.
A sea of red swept the capitals of North and South Carolina on Wednesday, as thousands of teachers turned out to demand higher pay and more school funding.
The National Education Association analysis also shows a decrease in the national average teacher salary over the last decade, adjusted for inflation.
An analysis by the Economic Policy Institute found that the teacher weekly wage penalty is greater than 20 percent in nearly half the states.
A recent survey shows that a third of teachers would prefer to negotiate salary and benefits for themselves.