Teachers salaries in the Boston area are going up faster than the national average. Critics of this are saying that the salaries are going up to fast. They are missing several points, but we'll stick to the most salient points.
- Massachusetts as a whole, and Boston in particular, is one of the most expensive places in the country to live.
- The national average for teachers salaries is pathetic. I know people working sales positions in retail without degrees who make more than the average teacher does in America, and people in computers that make more than the average for Boston.
- Retention, retention, retention. Higher pay means you will lose less experienced teachers because they got a better offer elsewhere, and you will keep more because they can afford to stay teachers and not need to leave to make more money to take care of their families.