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Old 11-25-2007, 10:45 PM
Location: Tallahassee, FL
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I know that I still have a while but I like to have things, for the most part, planned out. I will graduate in 3 years will both a degree in mathematics and a degree in education and i was thinking about moving to Philadelphia. I want to teach highschool and I don't mind to teaching at an inner city school. I do not plan to buy a house right away. I'm not really that worried about living in a bad area, although an area that is a little bit safer would have advantages. My main concerns would be the cost of living versus the salary of a new teacher. Would i be able to live in Philadelphia, while renting an apartment, without going into debt? Thank you in advance for any comments at all.

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Old 11-26-2007, 06:24 AM
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Philadelphia teachers are required to live in the city limits so it must be possible. Hmmm, maybe that's not true anymore. I found this FAQ page from the Philadelphia School district website and it doesn't mention that as a requirement: Frequently Asked Questions - School District of Philadelphia.

I hope you are in a college like Millersville or Temple that has a specific urban education set of classes and teaching experiences. Observing is one thing but actual teaching is another....

This might interest you: STUDENT TEACH IN PHILADELPHIA
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Old 11-26-2007, 10:40 AM
Location: SW Philly
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my sister just started teaching at south philly high (very bad school), she lives in southwest philly (very bad neighborhood) and she's also a single mom... she pays rent, car note, expenses of a child, etc and she's able to do all of that on a teacher's salary... i'm not sure how "bad" of a neighborhood you're willing to live in (i don't recommend southwest, although there are some very nice apts at the high end of lindbergh blvd) but i think you'll be fine living in a "nicer" area of philly on a teacher's salary... go on craigslist, you'll def be able to find something... if you have any questions about which areas to avoid, ask and i'll tell (although i live in southwest there are some parts of philly that i wouldn't touch with a ten foot pole)
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