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State teachers earn just below national average, but benefits way above

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Wisconsin ranks 20th in the nation in teacher salaries, but is sixth when it comes to teachers' benefits.

The Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance recently released their findings on how Wisconsin funds its schools and teachers, using figures from 2006.

In their report the alliance noted that Wisconsin spends $5,501 per year, per student on teachers' salaries. That's just slightly below the national average of $5,671.

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