I'm somewhat out of the loop after teaching for 3 years. So much webdev has changed. And I have a hard time finding a reason to LEARN a specific technology without a REASON to... Every company uses their own stuff.
Also salaries in KC range from as low as $60,000 to as low as $100,000. And it's hard to get a place to pay me $100,000. Last time I was making $90,000, but I'm probably going to have to take a pay cut.