This Article is Misleading.
One, the article does not take into account Inflation each U.S. State's Inflation Rates are Different. The Inflation Ratings vary from U.S. State to U.S. State, $1.00 does not buy the same amount at every U.S. State.
Examples, at the Democratic Party U.S. State of New York, especially New York City the Inflation Rate is so high that Teacher's Average wage: $77,330, means nothing, and barely living, "Ramen Diet", "Food Stamps", "Public Assistance", the same is true of the Democrat's U.S. Island State of Hawaii (inflation caused by the Democrat's 1920s and 1936 U.S. Laws that Require a "Paradise Tax", and the Democrats U.S. Labor Unions demanded Higher Pay to be able to afford the Inflation that they Caused).
From this Article, "For example, states like New York and Connecticut pay grade school teachers nearly double the average wage of educators in Oklahoma and Mississippi."
By the way States not states, as an example of the low quality of U.S. Schools, and the Teachers that don't seem to know the difference between States and states. As the Very High Inflation Rate of New York versus the very low "Economically Depressed" low Inflation Rates of Oklahoma and Mississippi. Look no further than what Rent at the Democrat State of New York (one bedroom slum) as compared to what Rent is at Oklahoma and Mississippi (Three Bedrooms Two Baths) and what you get for that Rent (same amount).
Two, the article does not take into account Cost of Living.
Example, At the U.S. Island State of Hawaii everybody pays a "Paradise Tax" as Punishing Tariffs to provide 50,000 Jobs at the other 49 U.S. States per Democrats 1920 and 1936 U.S. Laws. After the Punishing Paradise Taxes then Expensive Shipping and Handling are added.
The Obvious Solution, except for ignorant Democrats that still Endorse these obsolete 1920 and 1936 Democrat U.S. Laws, is to Exempt the U.S. Island State of Hawaii from these two Democrat U.S. Laws, then the U.S. Island State of Hawaii's Economy will then Thrive like before when the U.S. Territory of Hawaii was the Main Port of Entry to the U.S. (at least 20,000 "Upper Middle Class", "Middle Class", Democrat U.S. Labor Union Jobs) As the Main Port of Entry to the U.S. it was planned 1980s to build another Sea Port at Hilo and expand the Sea Port of Honolulu, Ship Building (Dry Docks), Cargo Warehouses, at the now Economically Depressed (Very High Unemployment Rates, Hawaii Democrats Lie saying 3% actual Unemployment Rate over 5%) City of Hilo at the Island of Hawaii ("Big Island").
Three, most of a Teachers Pay is automatically deducted from a Teacher's Paycheck as Democrat National Education Association (Labor Union) Dues, Democrat State Employees Labor Union and or "Teacher's Association (still a Democrat Labor Union)" Dues, Democrat Local Labor Union Dues. Teachers not automatically paying these Three (3) Labor Union Dues can have their Teaching Credentials revoked (Out of Work).
Many times over 35 percent of Income are Automatically Deducted as Democrat Labor Union Dues.
Examples, at the U.S. State of Michigan 2011 the Michigan U.S. State Senate voted to end Automatic Payroll Deductions from Teacher's Paychecks as U.S. State of Michigan House Bill 4929, this would have given the Democrat Party Labor Union Teachers, Nurses, Construction Workers, Bus drivers and Cafeteria workers and other Democrat U.S. Labor Union Members a significant Pay Raise 1/3rd to 2/3rds of Paychecks.
Because the Democratic Party and the U.S. Labor Unions are tied to each other and financially dependent on each other, the Democratic Party believed that this was an assault against the Democratic Party and their associates of the U.S. Labor Unions as nothing to do with making the lives of the Teachers better by increasing their "Take Home Pay".
The response Democratic Party lie "It’s clear politicians are more interested in punishing teachers like me than actually investing in public education or creating jobs.” With 322,609 Democratic Party ignorant U.S. Labor Union Teachers signing a Petition against U.S. State of Michigan House Bill 4929, that would have increased their "Take Home Pay" by 1/3rd to 2/3rds. This kind of ignorance of Democratic Party U.S. Labor Union Owned Teachers only proves just how ignorant Teachers actually are, as to why the U.S. Schools are Failing (below some Third World Nations), throwing money at the issue does nothing as as soon as Teachers get more Pay, the Democratic Party U.S. Labor Unions take more Automatic Payroll Deductions from the Teacher's Paychecks.
It is Unjust that all U.S. Citizens are Involuntarily Funding the Democratic Party by Funding thru Taxes the Democratic Party's Labor Union Members and the Democratic Party Candidates.
Since the very beginning of the Democratic Party's U.S. Labor Unions, the Democratic Party U.S. Labor Unions have had been part of U.S. Organized Crime, especially the "Italian Organized Crime Families". Many of the Democratic Party U.S. Labor Unions have been prosecuted for Felony Criminal "Racketeering" ("Rackets" and Scams to make money thru Criminal Activities), Murders, Extortion, Blackmail, Arson, Armed Assaults, Tax Evasions.
Four, then comes the Income Taxes, average Democratic Party demanded Income Taxes about 30 percent of Income. (number 3 above plus number 4 means that you must minus at least 2/3rs of your "Average Wage" to equal what a Teacher at each State actually gets). This is their own Fault for Allowing the Democrat Labor Unions into a Profession (Government and Schools) that should not be Democrat Party Unionized. This is why Non Democratic Party Labor Union Charter School Teachers are Thriving because automatically they get to keep 2/3rds of their Paycheck unlike any Public School Teachers (as Democratic Party Labor Union aka "State Employees Association", City and or County Democratic Party Labor Union ("Employee's Association"), some States even have Democratic Party "Teacher's Associations" (still a Democratic Party Labor Union), each one of these has Automatically Deducted from the Teacher's Pay their Labor Union Dues, the Democratic Party Labor Union National Education Association then does another Automatic Payroll Deduction (more than 3/4ths of a Teachers Pay taken thru Automatic Payroll Deductions of Democrat Party Labor Unions. For "Educated People" Teachers not knowing what happened to most of their Paycheck 2/3rds to 3/4ths, means they are not really Educated at all.
What do the Democrat Labor Union Dues pay for, the Rich Lifestyles of the Democrat Labor Union Bosses, Labor Union Dues have nothing to do with Health Care Benefits, Retirement, as these "Teacher's Labor Union Benefits" are actually paid for by the U.S. Citizens (Taxpayers, thru State Taxes and Local Government Taxes) not the Democrat Labor Unions. This Democrat Party and Democratic Party Labor Union lie was exposed 2008 when General Motors, Chrysler had to borrow Multiple $Millions from the U.S. Citizens to pay for the Democrat's United Autoworkers Labor Union Lifelong Health Care and Retirements Benefits.