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Yomuda, after working 5 years in a Catholic private school, my retirement fund bought a couple of pairs of shoes for my intervue days back into public schools. Private school teachers are completely underpaid. Years back, raise went from 1000 a month to 2000 a month. Sounds great until compaired to the 3800 a month I'd left behind in Texas. Teachers are still the most underpaid degreed professionals in the U.S. California offers housing subsidies to teachers because it is so bad there. Teaching pays off in the long run, if and only if new teachers take advantage of Roth and 403b's from the very first year of the career. To make it worse, if the retirement is taken in monthly payouts in Texas instead of rolled into another IRA, a widow can't draw on her husband's social security. That's a lot of money difference to make up. I tell all young female teachers to roll their retirements if they get out with less than 25 years. Some districts pay social security, but very few.
Wow, teachers must be really underpaid.
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