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Column: 10 most underpaid jobs in America

December 11, 2003
Chris Pummer
The Providence Journal

Preschool teachers ($21,907): Day-care workers ($19,900) are notoriously underpaid, but the real dishonor is paid to the preschool teachers who lead our 3- and 4-year-olds in ABCs and 1-2-3s in our vast dual-income absence. Birth to age 5 are critical years in the development of a child’s personality and intelligence, yet we pay these people little more than we fork out for a babysitter on a Saturday night.