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radical noodle

(8,051 posts)
Tue Nov 7, 2023, 11:23 AM Nov 2023

Teachers will now be able to live and work under one roof

This visionary venture by Miami-Dade County Public Schools promises to be a shining beacon of hope for future redevelopment projects across the nation.


https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/realestate/teachers-will-now-be-able-to-live-and-work-under-one-roof-at-school/ar-AA1juuh1?ocid=msedgdhp&pc=HCTS&cvid=ed33f0d66eb5476dc36ac2cdd337328a&ei=20

Raul Perez — the chief facilities, design and construction officer for Miami-Dade County Public Schools — is the brain behind this project. He tells Local 10, “What you are looking at here is a very unique collaboration between Miami-Dade County, public housing, and community development, and the school district.” A vacant piece of prime property has been transformed into a haven for education and housing.


While I see a few merits in this, it seems like another way to pay teachers less than a living wage. A one-bedroom, 600 sq ft apartment is only suitable for single people with no kids, and probably with no pets. I saw no mention of what the rent would be. And what fun for them to live in the same place that they spend their workday. No excuses now for having a real life, I guess.


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Teachers will now be able to live and work under one roof (Original Post) radical noodle Nov 2023 OP
And then the school can control the teacher's behavior and beliefs ms liberty Nov 2023 #1
Well, when she gets married she has to quit teaching anyway underpants Nov 2023 #2
Back to the not so good old days maybe, I smell a rat. appalachiablue Nov 2023 #3
Just like the nuns at the three different Catholic schools I attended through 12th grade. 50 Shades Of Blue Nov 2023 #4
The same thing occurred to me radical noodle Nov 2023 #7
Okay!!! atreides1 Nov 2023 #5
Let's not forget students' greater access to T in off hours flor-de-jasmim Nov 2023 #6
No more excuses radical noodle Nov 2023 #10
Hmmm. Marcuse Nov 2023 #13
Just like "Little House on the Prairie" but without the entrainment NotHardly Nov 2023 #8
Mill town nt XanaDUer2 Nov 2023 #9
I'm all for pilot projects for housing employees and live in under 400 sf myself CoopersDad Nov 2023 #11
Something similar is happening in San Diego and it is BigmanPigman Nov 2023 #12

ms liberty

(8,852 posts)
1. And then the school can control the teacher's behavior and beliefs
Tue Nov 7, 2023, 11:27 AM
Nov 2023

In their personal life. Yea, there's the ticket.

underpants

(183,921 posts)
2. Well, when she gets married she has to quit teaching anyway
Tue Nov 7, 2023, 11:40 AM
Nov 2023

Rules for Teachers – 1915

1. You will not marry during the term of your contract.
2. You are not to keep company with men.
3. You must be home between the hours of 8 PM and 6 AM unless attending a school function.
4. You may not loiter downtown in ice cream stores.
5. You may not travel beyond the city limits unless you have the permission of the chairman of the board.
6. You may not ride in a carriage or automobile with any man except your father or brother.
7. You may not smoke cigarettes.
8. You may not dress in bright colors.
9. You may under no circumstances dye your hair.
10. You must wear at least two petticoats.
11. Your dresses may not be any shorter than two inches above the ankles.
12. To keep the classroom neat and clean you must sweep the floor at least once a day, scrub the floor at least once a week with hot, soapy water, clean the blackboards at least once a day, and start the fire at 7 AM to have the school warm by 8 AM.

https://www.openculture.com/2013/09/rules-for-teachers-in-1872-1915-no-drinking-smoking-or-trips-to-barber-shops-and-ice-cream-parlors.html

50 Shades Of Blue

(10,390 posts)
4. Just like the nuns at the three different Catholic schools I attended through 12th grade.
Tue Nov 7, 2023, 11:52 AM
Nov 2023

Each had a convent on or next to the school grounds for its ill-paid nuns.

radical noodle

(8,051 posts)
7. The same thing occurred to me
Tue Nov 7, 2023, 12:17 PM
Nov 2023

Maybe they'll also provide peanut butter sandwiches for teachers so they don't have to pay them enough to buy food either.

NotHardly

(1,079 posts)
8. Just like "Little House on the Prairie" but without the entrainment
Tue Nov 7, 2023, 12:24 PM
Nov 2023

... nice retrograde back to the 1850s... so much easier than actually paying them what they are worth and then charging rent for the privilege of teaching their spawn.

CoopersDad

(2,281 posts)
11. I'm all for pilot projects for housing employees and live in under 400 sf myself
Tue Nov 7, 2023, 04:53 PM
Nov 2023

From what I can tell, this is an option, not a requirement of employment.

Compared to commuting from an hour away, this is a great option for those who want a sustainable car-free life, provided services are not too far away and/or transit is available.

600 SF is 50% larger than my one-bedroom condo, which I love!

BigmanPigman

(52,006 posts)
12. Something similar is happening in San Diego and it is
Thu Nov 9, 2023, 09:54 PM
Nov 2023

seen as positive since you can't afford to live in San Diego if you earn a teacher's salary. This is being done to help teachers stay in the area instead of moving to a more affordable location. Teaching sucks more than ever and it just isn't the well known shitty salary. To keep teachers here they are offering housing that is affordable.

"A recent report from the National Council on Teacher Quality found that typical homeownership costs in the city are 44% of an experienced teacher's salary."
"San Diego Unified is ranked as the third least affordable school district in the country for new teachers looking to rent one bedroom homes, which come with a $2,500 monthly price tag on average in the city.
And it could take local teachers 25 years to save for a 20% down payment on a home, per the report."

https://www.axios.com/local/san-diego/2023/09/08/san-diego-housing-unaffordable-teachers

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