Fair wages and education? Who needs it? Even the most beneficent of human beings i.e. teachers, have been quitting their jobs at a disturbing rate under the weight of economic pressures in Southern California. According to a UC Berkley study conducted in 2011, inner-city Los Angeles teachers are three times more likely to give up on the teaching life than teachers in other districts. According to the study, it's less about the fact that teachers are direly underpaid than just really awful teaching conditions. It's a sad downward spiral because the kids that need those teachers the most are the ones that live in those areas with the crappy teaching conditions.