Our educators can't afford to live in the communities where they teach, they leave their classrooms for higher paying jobs. And those who stay are being stretched thinner every day.
ABC7 took a weeklong look at what's happening in schools throughout the Bay Area. We're searching for solutions to keep good teachers; for our communities and our kids.
ABC7 COVERAGE ON TEACHER CRISIS:
- Teachers living with parents to keep jobs
- State mandates, high cost of living put pressure on Bay Area school districts
- Bay Area teachers getting help with housing, down payments
- San Mateo County school district to build housing just for teachers to keep them in the Bay Area
- Bay Area teachers working second jobs to make ends meet
- Teachers seeking solutions to San Francisco's affordable housing crisis
- Schools struggle to keep teachers in competitive market
- San Mateo County schools resort to extreme measures amid teacher shortage
Take a look at all of ABC7's Building a Better Bay Area stories and videos.
RELATED STORIES & VIDEOS:
- Bay Area schools facing teacher crisis as LA teachers go on strike
- Oakland High School teachers participate in one-day, unsanctioned strike
- Football helping Bay Area teachers afford homes
- Anger at community meeting over teacher housing idea in San Jose's Almaden Valley
- Family earning up to $138K qualifies for affordable housing in San Francisco
- Alameda teachers demand better pay, salaries among lowest in county
- Lower salaries and higher rent makes hiring teachers in Oakland tough
- Arizona teacher who posted annual salary online speaks out
- Report: Six-figure salaries considered low income in some Bay Area counties
- Affordability may prevent San Francisco from recruiting top teachers