Sharing the Pain in Tiverton
I don’t support residency requirements for such public employees as teachers. It’s nice to think that your children are being taught by your neighbors (as inaccurate as that characterization of fellow townspeople may be), but schools should find the best teachers they can, and teachers should be free to decide where to live.
That said, my disagreement with Tiverton School Committee member Leonard Wright about whether it’s more fair to “set teachers back” based on benefits or to set taxpayers back based on taxes made me wonder how many of the town’s teachers are in both groups. I offer these charts with no real conclusions attached; they’re just interesting.
I’m curious what this data looks like for other towns. That information wouldn’t happen to be centralized (or at least readily accessible) anywhere, would it?