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  •  A " decent" living should be the starting point (3+ / 0-)
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    Dirtandiron, JerryNA, FarWestGirl

    not the capstone to a 30 year career,which is about how long it takes to make a "decent" living as a teacher in most areas. And if you're on Long island or CT or parts of NJ, the salaries are not so high they compensate for the cost of living. But with NJ in a practical depression ( where are the jobs from the tax cuts Christie? ) rightnow salaries probably appear princely. In 2000 with 12 yrs exp in NJ, I made 35 K. My friends were all making twice that ten years BEFORE. Now they are on their asses, but their houses are paid off and their kids grown, because they didn't have to put it off while attending grad school at night....in fact none of them even went to college; a trade could get you that much at one time, if you were unionized. None of them wanted to jump in my boots back then for the tenure, health plan or pension. And now they resent me? Makes me wanna holler.

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