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Are We Paying Our Teachers Enough?

Wendy Carter, Reporter and Treasurer

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Teachers, the people who educate the youth of America, create a brighter future for those who need it, and ensure that our future job market is full of educated, employable adults, are one of the lowest paid jobs in the country. School districts give back to the teachers by allotting them some of the lowest pay.  Some fortunate teachers make an upwards of $59,000, but that is considered  lucky. Teachers in multiple states across the country are protesting and demanding fairer wages. After all the responsibilities we place on our teachers, we should be giving them better working and living conditions by raising their wages. Teachers in walkout movements have said that they’ve had to move back in with their parents, apply for food stamps, and pay out of pocket for classroom supplies that are essential to the learning environment in class.

Ms. Avenida, a teaching recruiter consultant,  says “Somebody has to foot the bill. In a climate of a tight school budgets, that somebody is the teacher.”

We should give back to the teachers for helping our children by raising their pay. Not only would this benefit the teachers, but the students as well. Now we just have to wait for the school districts to agree.

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