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Meet An Average Kansas Public School Teacher

Female: 75% of Kansas teachers are women.

Caucasian: 97% of Kansas teachers are white. (In contrast, about 87% of people living in Kansas are white.)

Age: 52 years old

Experience: 7 years

Most common reason for leaving the profession:
Retirement

Annual Salary: $35,000 (down from $50,000 at the beginning of the Great Recession)

Teaches: Elementary School

Data source: Personnel report, Kansas State Board of Education August 2012 meeting materials

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About jwmartinez

JoLynne is a journalist and educator. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Kansas and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Park University and is certified to teach high school journalism and English. Former employment includes work for Cable News Network and the University of Missouri-Kansas City in addition to freelancing for clients such as the Kansas City Star and The Pitch.

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