Oh well, so much for trying to help someone. It may not have sounded
right, but thought I was trying to do the right thing. Enjoy your time
teaching in AZ.
On 11/16/09, AZ Elementary Teacher wrote:
> lol that was quite entertaining with the lame comparison of sports
> stars to teachers. um...hello, sports stars make more than most
> anyone :::rolling eyes::::
> Here are some numbers: I am in my 3rd year and make roughly $28K.
> This may vary depending on districts. My district doesn't pay for
> years of experience.
> Cost of living varies, again, depending where you are located. I'm
> in a city where I *thought* the rent would be decent because there
> are a lot of low-income families but alas, I pay $650 for a run
> down 2 bedroom apartment.
> I would highly suggest having a job here before you move. There
> are going to be more cuts for next year and last year, 1st year
> teachers were on the chopping block.
> On 11/16/09, ap wrote:
>> um, hello? sports starts make more than ANY teacher in ANY
>> Starting salary hovers around $30,000---varies by district.
>> What is really bad is that it never gets very high. With a
>> masters degree and more and more hours above that, you may hit
>> $70,000, after about 20 years.
>> Be very careful-----our lawmakers recently passsed legislation
>> that severely affects teachers.
>> This sounds incredible, but it's true:
>> A school district can now lower a teacher's salary at any time
>> for no real reason.
>> Most teachers see a decrease in pay year after year after year,
>> even before this silly provision was passed.
>> Due to huge increases in medical insurance and increased
>> contributions to state retirement (both mandatory) teachers keep
>> getting pay cuts.
>> While I find the comparison to athletes' salary laughable, the
>> other poster was correct. Think very, very carefully before
>> moving here to teach. It is a bad, bad state for education!
>> On 11/16/09, No longer a teacher in AZ wrote:
>>> If you are thinking of moving to AZ to be a teacher, please
>>> reconsider. Arizona doesn't pay its teachers enough. Sports
>>> stars make more than the teachers in that state. I taught and
>>> lived there for ten years and never made what I was worth.
>>> The cost of living is out of control as well.
>>> On 11/16/09, intersted wrote:
>>>> Can anyone give me an idea of what a first year techer
>>>> makes in AZ? I am thinking about relocating to AZ and just
>>>> received my degree in elementary ed. Any advise?
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