California Educator

October 2016

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PRICED OUT In September, Redfin reported that only 17 percent of California homes for sale were affordable on the average teacher's salary of $73,536, down from 30 percent in 2012. SOBERING STATISTICS October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Estimates for breast cancer in the U.S. for 2016: About 246,660 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women. About 61,000 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed. CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer. About 40,450 women will die from breast cancer. Source: American Cancer Society Walk-Ins Reclaim Our Schools Oct. 6 saw scores of walk- ins by students, educators and parents at schools across the state, part of a nationwide move to #reclaimourschools. Among them: The biggest gaps between average edu- cator salaries and home prices are in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley. With average salaries of $71,000 to $75,000, teachers there can't buy much of anything. Most affordable spots include Fresno; with an average salary of $77,000, a Fresno teacher can buy a $320,000 three-bedroom home on a 2,000-square-foot lot. "Unless the state and local school dis- tricts do something to make education a more attractive and financially sustain- able career choice, [teacher] shortage is going to get worse and negatively impact millions of our students for a long time to come," says CTA President Eric Heins of the Redfin report. passionate, caring, delightful. Even those in hospice care still wanted to help." Taylor met with educators and collected samples in various venues. "Some would meet me at 5:30 in the morning. They'd come to the front door with wet hair because it was the only time they could see me. For others it was their lunch breaks, right after school, at Starbucks, sometimes in my car. They are so busy, yet dedicated to the research — they are truly amazing." Taylor won't soon forget the teachers. "I hold the study partici- pants in such high esteem for their willingness to be part of a research project that has the potential to better the lives of generations of women to come," she says. Details about CTS at Parents, students and staff at Redding Elementary in San Francisco take a stand for full funding of schools. For more photos, see Teachers at Euclid Elementary School in San Diego. 11 October 2016 in the know Source: Redfin. See for interactive version with additional data.

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