Originally Posted by BucEyedPea
I have an uncle whose wife taught in Boston school system Kindergarten. That was what she was making back in the mid 1980's.
Gotcha. Take one of the cities that has the absolute highest cost of living and has the highest wages in the entire US and use it to make a blanket statement.
Also, starting salary for a teacher in Boston is 46K.... not 75k as you claim. In fact... the starting salary for someone with a Doctorate is 59k.
Boston school district pay scale:
*edit - and this is the salary scale in 2013. In the 80's it would have been considerably less.