In the early 1990s, public schools paid above the local average in 26 of the 42 states for which we have data. Now, it's down to just one. By that metric, it's the biggest relative decline of any industry over that time.
The most controversial element of a front-page story on a truck-driver shortage wasn't the shortage itself, but the anecdote of an 87-year-old aspiring truck driver. How common is his story? We looked at the data.