In a message dated 6/30/2000 6:19:32 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 

<< Question 2: Why don't *private* schools increase their salaries in cities
 with high costs of living?
 -fabio  >>

Probably because certain positions in private schools are dream jobs:  the 
reasoning is that it does not pay well, but the intangible benefits 
(discipline and academic rigor) are exhilarating.  It seemed to me (while 
teaching in North Carolina) that many low-paid teachers could afford to teach 
only because of well-paid spouses; I recall hearing about young professors 
being advised to marry well-to-do women to achieve the same security (a 
generation or so ago).  
Dan Monroe
Latin/Greek teacher
Coos Bay, Oregon

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