Comment – July 1, 2018
When I taught a couple years ago at Aspire schools in a different district, I was significantly underpaid to the tune of $15,000. I transferred to another charter school in the same district, and I started off at a salary that was $15,000 higher for doing essentially the same job.
The difference between $58,000 and $73,000 in northern California? It's the difference between being able to afford gas and not being able to afford gas; being able to eat out once a week and scrimping on food on a daily basis; on being able to pay all of one's bills and not being able to pay one's bills. $15,000 annually difference is a huge sum of money, and I was seriously underpaid at Aspire.