Well, that didn't take long
Less than 24 hours after the Manhattan Institute reported that teachers are well paid, the Economic Policy Institute issued a firm rebuttal. "This is really ridiculous research and, honestly, should not be reported. It is pretend social science," EPI president Larry Mishel wrote in an e-mail to a group called the Education Disinformation Detection and Reporting Agency. "It is based on the only data (National Compensation Survey) that one could point to that shows teacher pay above average and ignores all other data and even all other studies of this, including our own (though it is cited, so they know about it)." He suggests that if you want more accurate information, you should read the EPI's own report on teacher pay from 2004. Here's the link. Have at it.