Harold Meyerson is executive editor of the American Prospect as well as a member of the editorial board. From 2003 through 2015, he was a weekly op-ed columnist for The Washington Post. From 1989 to 2001, he was executive editor of the L.A. Weekly. From 1991 to 1995, Meyerson hosted the weekly show “Real Politics” on the public radio station KCRW in Sanata Monica, Calif. He is a frequent guest on television and radio talk shows and has been a regular columnist for The Washington Post since 2003. He is the author of “Who Put The Rainbow in The Wizard of Oz?” (1995), a biography of Broadway lyricist Yip Harburg. In September, 2009 Atlantic Monthly named Meyerson one of 50 Most Influential Columnists. Calling its list “its all-star team,” Atlantic Monthly’s Top 50 are the most influential commentators in the nation – the columnists and bloggers and broadcast pundits who shape the national debates.
Using data from the School Finance Indicators Database, this report presents an analysis of teacher/non-teacher wage gaps and their relationship with state school spending and fiscal effort.