New from UTR:
Comparative analyses are always a prone to underinterpretation, but they do offer a good starting point for discussion.
It seems that by "comparable districts" UTR means large Bay Area districts. All these districts are local but why, say, Berkeley's missing I'm not sure. Only one standard high school? I don't know. But even if every Bay Area district were included, the general point of this graph would remain valid. Viz, at the WCCUSD we do not rake in the big bucks.
I find it interesting that Oakland is dead last. It makes me wonder if cities in contention for the Murder Capital feel they shouldn't have to pay teachers as much as other cities.
As if that makes sense.
And finally, just FYI:
Dr. Harter gives a strong vibe that reads "I don't much care if slashed wages/benefits result in a mass teacher exodus." And if his plan passes, I will have to quit. But I'm not just an employee.
I'm a vested member of the community. My son started kindergarten this year at one of the area's premiere elementary schools. And I don't want to see his school's staff gutted by people moving to other districts in order to feed and heal their children.
I'm not just an employee.
I live here.