According to the Citizens Committee for Children, a DOE teacher with eight years of experience and a bachelor’s degree can earn nearly $78,000, while an educator working at a CBO will make about $45,000 for doing the same job.
“It really is an urgent issue,” said Margaret Della, Executive Director of Kingsbridge Heights Community Center (KHCC). “Teachers are maxed, they’re exhausted. They’re burned out. And they already know that people who are doing less work are making $30,000 more than they are.”