Living where they teach is a fading dream for many California teachers. An EdSource analysis of teacher salaries and rents reveals just how crushing California’s housing crisis has become for them. Teachers at the bottom of the salary scale working in the state’s coastal and metro areas are being shut out of affordable housing. Others are also struggling to pay the rent. Rising rents coupled with an ongoing teacher shortage are driving an increasing number of districts to build their own teacher housing.
Join EdSource's Louis Freedberg and reporter Diana Lambert along with experts on California's teacher shortage and housing crunch for a live, online discussion on the challenges teachers face in finding housing they can afford and districts face in finding and keeping teachers. We will explore the most promising strategies that have emerged to address them.
Join EdSource for this live webinar Wednesday, May 1, at 3:30 p.m.
Dan Goldhaber directs research centers at the American Institutes for Research and the University of Washington and is a co-author of "Teacher Staffing Challenges in California" for Getting Down to Facts II
Dale Scott, president of Dale Scott & Company, a municipal financial advisor for California K-14 districts on a variety of programs including funding for teacher-staff housing
Andrew Lie, board president at Jefferson Union High School District in San Mateo County, which has a housing project underway
Sarah La Due, West Contra Costa Unified teacher leaving the state due to housing costs
WHEN: Wednesday, May 1 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
COST: Free but registration is required and space is limited. Register soon to save your spot!