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Time for higher pay? Teachers are more likely to work second jobs

After the school day ends, many teachers are heading to second jobs to make ends meet, Takepart.com reports. According to a new study from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the sad truth is that teachers are more likely than non-teachers to work multiple jobs. The report provides a variety of reasons why educators, who on average make $56,039 per year, might be more likely to seek a supplementary income. Teachers, according to the study, were more likely to be married and have dependents. Where as 45 percent of non-teachers were unmarried with no dependents, only 35 percent of teachers were in the same category. The responsibility of having to provide for others makes additional income appealing. The study also found that STEM teachers were more likely than other teachers to work a second job. Earlier this year, President Obama announced that he wants to spend one billion dollars to hire more STEM educators who would be enticed by receiving an additional $20,000 on top of their salaries…

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