‘Teachers Under Pressure’ makes ends meet with side job

Reporter: Claire Galt Writer: Rachel Murphy
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A group of Collier County social studies teachers have banded together for Teachers Under Pressure, a side job where they run a pressure washing business.

The four teachers told WINK News if they didn’t have a second job, they’d be under pressure to make ends meet.

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The four founders of ‘Teachers Under Pressure’ who teach Social Studies (CREDIT: WINK News)

“We were all doing something on the side to supplement our income, teaching-wise. We’re all in the Social Studies department,” said one of the teachers. “We all eat lunch together and stuff, so what are we doing here? Why don’t we all do it together, and one thing led to another.”

Collier teachers aren’t the only ones suffering to make ends meet in Southwest Florida.

Lee County public school teachers will return to the bargaining table with the district Tuesday. The district has offered an 8% raise across the board, totaling $32.8 million. The union has signaled that’s not enough and plans to make a counteroffer.

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