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A School District's Company Housing?



Some communities will go to any length to avoid paying teachers a living wage. Like Idaho's own Wood River Valley, where the Blaine County School District has announced plans to build clusters of duplexes for teachers who are not able to afford the sky-high Sun Valley home costs. As homes in Blaine County usually run upwards of $300,000, and teachers starting out in the county make along the order of $33,000-less than most Blaine County nannies-the humiliating duplexes will undoubtedly be full of educational pariahs in no time. School district officials told the AP last week that the inglorious servants' quarters will be sold for a hefty $170,000 apiece in order to attract new teachers to the region. There has been no word yet if teachers will also be required to use separate bathrooms, drinking fountains, or be forbidden to look directly at wealthy parents.


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