The joke is the better cars are in the student lot. Courtesy, Bill Colley.

Public schoolteachers will agree the work isn’t the road to riches.

And high school teachers earn considerably less in Idaho than middle and grade school teachers!

Idaho Legislators and Governor Otter hope to make teacher retention a priority.  Why the challenge?  GoBankingRates.com makes it quite clear.  Idaho teacher salaries aren’t only among the lowest but many neighboring states are poaching some of the best teachers with better offers.  And high school teachers earn considerably less in Idaho than middle and grade school teachers!  Granted, some of the salaries adjusted for cost of living aren’t great across the country but some of our neighbors offer attractive packages.