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"Dream Team" Of $125,000-A-Year Teachers Will Be Put To The Test

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An eight-teacher dream team has been lured to an innovative charter school that will open in Washington Heights in September. They will get salaries that would make most teachers drop their chalk and swoon; $125,000 is nearly twice as much as the average New York City public school teacher earns, and about two and a half times as much as the national average for teacher salaries. They also will be eligible for bonuses, based on schoolwide performance, of up to $25,000 in the second year.

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