I got offers from two schools. One is a charter high school, another one is a public middle school. However, the middle school is a little bit far from my house comparing to the charter school. I already received the offer letter from the charter school. I have not yet received the offer letter from the middle school yet. But they gave me a verbal agreement and asked me to go to their school on Thursday. The charter school only offer me $48000 and each day is 8.6 hours of working. I think I will negotiate with the school about the pay, because I have a master's degree, and the public school should pay $52000 for master degree. However, that's a charter school so I am not sure their salary. 1. Does any one know about charter school? 2. If you were me, which one would you choose? 3. How do I negotiate in a professional manor with the charter school's official about the salary? Thank you very much!