Published on Nov. 3, 2016
According to data from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, teachers working in state funded special education schools are paid less than their public school counterparts. This disparity can be quite large in many cases. This payment gap exists because Missouri is very unique in the way it operates these schools for children with severe disabilities. They are state funded schools, and there are 34 of them through out the state, which means they only receive state funding. Like all of the stories I worked on during that semester, five elements were included.