deafballboy t1_jeankeu wrote

Lmao, classist stereotypes- sure.

What about them? Based on my experience, parents in cities are either dismissive or easily enraged about school issues. I've had coworkers teach in those cities. Federal way had a ton of complaints. Auburn/sumner teachers seemed mostly happy. Kent... Shoreline is a great place to work. Seattle teachers tend to seem pretty content for the most part.

Many middle class folks see education and work ethic as a reason for success. Many impoverished folks do not see the value in education because it wasn't valued in their homes growing up, or it never benefitted them, so they don't encourage it with their children. Many upper class folks expect to be catered to, and education is not a service industry.

Again, classist stereotypes.


deafballboy t1_je9sl1g wrote

Each district has salary calendars available online. You can contact the district office for further information.

Affluent suburbs tend to pay top dollar, followed by cities, followed by less affluent suburbs, followed by rural areas. However, the McCleary Decision recently (ish) ruled that the state should be shouldering the majority of education costs, not local levies. This means that pay from district to district should be close-ish based of COL.

As far as I'm concerned, best areas to teach in are solidly middle class semi-rural suburbs. Parents are engaged, but rarely enraged or dismissive.