Just Making the Cut

Another surveyor, Wade Brosz, is an American history teacher at a middle school in Florida. By night, he is a personal trainer at 24 Hour Fitness. Brosz took the three-night a week job at the gym after his teaching salary had frozen. Summer school was reduced drastically and the state bonus for board certified teachers was cut. He said, “The second job was to get back what was lost through cuts. It was tougher and tougher to make ends meet. I started personal training because it has flexible hours.” Studies show that teachers taking on second jobs is not out of the ordinary (“Teachers, Facing Low Salaries”). Due to the lack of pay they receive each month forces educators to do more than teach to pay the bills.

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