Klarissa Cervantes is currently a Fellow at the Albert Shanker Institute in Washington, D.C. She is a M.A. candidate in Education Transformation at Georgetown University. She has a B.A. in Sociology and Political Science from the University of California, Merced. She has worked as a Hispanic Media Intern for the office of Senator Harry Reid, and was a Campaigns and Election Intern at the National Education Association. She also worked as a Research Associate for the Young People of Color Project at the Blum Center for Developing Economies, University of California, Merced.
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.