Stay in the San Francisco Unified School District long-term? Raise a family here? No way.
“I feel like it’s the fall of Rome, and I’m seeing it slip away,” Prensky-Pomeranz said of the city becoming increasingly unaffordable for the middle class, particularly teachers. “I think it’s a massive social justice issue that our teachers are paid the way they are. It affects the students to have new teachers every year.”
Even though the newly agreed-upon compensation package is better than many teachers elsewhere in California are getting, it’s still not nearly enough to make up for the financial hole the district has dug for its teachers.