Veteran teachers earn more than $100,000 a year in Rochester and many other New York districts, reports the New York Times. A Rochester math teacher with 30 years’ experience pays nothing for health benefits and looks forward to a well-funded retirement. And she’s got great job security.
Of course, only five students qualify for her calculus class — and she can’t actually teach because of the frequent fake fire alarms.
Younger teachers don’t have job security, but the pay is competitive — at least until the economy turns around.