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Response to hunter (Reply #38)

Tue Jan 6, 2015, 06:22 PM

39. It is about money and making do.

In our rural district, every teacher has second and third jobs. The starting pay is less than $2000/month and the cost of living here is high. Parents subsidize labs, the workshops and sports. Ours is a small community and for the 12 years my daughter attending public schools here. One thing we do have is a charter school which is under performing and sucks money from the school budget but has stayed afloat despite management problems and the teachers earning even less than the public schools.

The elementary school in our little town closed about 4 years ago. It was an important part of our community. The kids go the elementary school 15 miles away. State funding has been cut so much due to federal spending cuts, and so it goes. The military gets it all.

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