But now Obama says they are the problem.
52 dollars of every 1,000 dollars of personal income in Michigan is vacuumed up by Michigan’s corrupt and broken school system. And that’s especially outrageous because Michigan ranks 11th in teacher salaries but only 36th in personal income. The average Michigan teacher salary was $56,096 in 2010 while average household income was $45,255.
Detroit Teachers w/$71,000 Salaries Leave Work to Protest, While Only 7 Percent of their Students Can Read
The Detroit metropolitan area has the highest average public school teacher pay among metropolitan areas. Detroit public-school eighth graders do even worse in math than they do in reading, according to the Department of Education. While only 7 percent scored highly enough on the department’s National Assessment of Educational Progress test in 2011 to be rated “proficient” or better in reading, only 4 percent scored highly enough to be rated “proficient” or better in math.