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A survey by the home-rental site Airbnb shows that 10 percent of its hosts work in education or teaching.

That figure could include K-12 teachers and administrators, as well as college professors and educators who work in other settings. Overall, the rental company estimates that about 45,000 U.S. educators rent out their properties on the platform.

The findings don't explore why teachers make up such a large proportion of homeowners, but educators quoted in the report cite both a desire to connect with travelers from around the world and to make extra money to supplement a teacher's salary.

After large-scale teacher protests this spring over salaries and compensation, the issue of low teacher pay is in the national conversation. Almost 1 in 5 teachers have a second job to cover their expenses.

Vol. 38, Issue 02, Page 5

Published in Print: August 29, 2018, as Thousands of Educators Renting Their Homes on Airbnb Site
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