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Parker Williams.

A 9-year-old tried to give his teacher a ‘raise’ using his own birthday money — and it shows just how dire the teacher salary proble...

Parker Williams gave his teacher a $15 pay bump because he thought "teachers don't get paid enough."

10 things you didn’t realize teachers have to buy with their own money

Most teachers purchase books for classroom libraries, musical instruments and toys, and organizational bins for supplies.

10 alarming facts about teacher pay in the United States

While teaching our youngest generation is a huge responsibility, it comes with an unexpectedly low monetary return in the US.

The 15 worst US states to be a teacher

Arizona, New Hampshire, and Hawaii topped WalletHub's annual ranking of the worst states for teachers.
New Jersey and Wyoming are among the best states for teachers.

The 15 best US states to be a public school teacher

North Dakota, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania topped WalletHub's annual ranking of the best states to be a teacher.

20 photos that show much being a school teacher has changed in the last 50 years

Teachers once decided what they taught in their own classrooms, but standardization of coursework has limited their autonomy.
Classrooms can get dangerous for teachers.

11 shocking things about being a teacher that you’d never thought to ask

Teachers across the US told Business Insider that they face risks in potentially dangerous classrooms and they can't use the bathroom when needed.
Substitute teachers are paid a median wage of $13.79 an hour.

7 surprising facts you never knew about substitute teachers

Some areas of the US are experiencing sub shortages, while others are overly reliant on long-term substitutes.

Teachers reveal the 7 things they wish they could tell parents — but can’t

Business Insider spoke with a dozen teachers on the 7 most common things they wish they could tell parents about their kids.
First Coast High School in Jacksonville, Florida.

A teacher in Florida was removed after criticizing students who chose not to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance

A First Coast High School teacher was removed after writing a message that prompted an investigation.