California Educator

November 2015

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Housing costs outpace educators' salaries By SHERRY POSNICK-GOODWIN PriĀ¢ed OUT E ducators are being pushed out of the housing market in an increasing number of cities and metropolitan areas. e result is that many communities cannot attract and retain quality teachers, and students and school districts suffer. e problem extends throughout California: Teachers' wages are not enough to let them live where they work. S P E C I A L R E P O R T : Teachers Frank Lara, Maribel Chavez and David Johnson in front of a home for rent near their school in San Francisco's Mission District. A neighbor's sign warns would-be renters about the landlord. Skyrocketing housing costs are driving many educators out of the cities where they work. Photo by Scott Buschman 22 F E A T U R E

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