So how much more are public school teacher paid over private ones?
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With over 41 percent of state and local workers working in public education, if there is going to be any attempt at controlling government spending, it is going to have to be in public K-12 education. The National Center for Education Statistics is the source of the data. The smallest difference between public and private teacher salaries exists for those with a Ph.D. (about 13%) and the largest difference appears for those who are black or who work in towns (public teachers make about 57 or 58 percent more).