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Mon Sep 9, 2019, 05:55 PM

New teachers in Miami spend 72% of their income on housing.

How in the world do they eat? I guess when the state ranks 46th in teacher pay this is a result. Affordable housing for teachers is awful all over FL. It really doesn’t pay to teach here.

https://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/report-miami-among-the-worst-cities-in-the-country-for-teachers-11254225

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Mon Sep 9, 2019, 06:57 PM

1. I'm surprised anyone would want to work there. There are tons of other places where they ...

can afford housing, food, etc., you know, the stuff that people actually need to live on?

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Mon Sep 9, 2019, 07:29 PM

2. Happens all over...........

Resorts where property values are high have a hard time staffing schools because no person can afford a place to live on a teacher's salary and be close to the school. Thus the schools are forced to pay higher salaries or scramble to staff a school every year.

Some school districts have resorted to building their own condos to "rent" to teachers because they can't afford housing nearby. Others in high-cost areas basically build staff on children from the community (they can live with their parents) or spouses of people having better financial situations.

But, hey, we have our priorities here in America, right?

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