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teacher pay

I have recently re-introduced myself to
this website. I loved it in the p[ast and
hope for many years of sharing.

This past summer, after 19 years of
teaching, I moved 200 miles away and took a
job in a wonderful school. The move was
forced because of my husband's job change.

I was in shock when I realized the pay cut
I would be taking. It was only partially
made up for by my husband's raise. It was
is excess of $14,000. What's with that?

Is teaching the only profession that holds
its people hostage with financial
blackmail? I have a difficult time with
the entire nature of this controversy. I
now understand why teachers stay in the
same job year after year, with little hope
to change their situation.

I have written to my governor and state
representatives, but have received no
answer.

What do other teachers think about this?

Pat

Pat, patlundeen@hotmail.com,
7/15/00

This month's letters:

  • Educational Evaluators, 7/31/00, by Cyndy.
  • Alternatives to the NEA, 7/24/00, by JM.
  • Interview Questions, 7/24/00, by Heyley.
  • Uk Chatboard., 7/21/00, by aguk.
  • Breaking the ah-durn myth of permanence in ability, 7/21/00, by Rick Lynn.
  • Testing and School Supplies, 7/21/00, by Natalie.
  • Cooperative Learning & Interactive Skills, 7/20/00, by P. Schmidt.
  • Mother of All Voucher Battles!, 7/19/00, by David Blomstrom.
  • Campaign Donations, 7/19/00, by David Blomstrom.
  • teacher pay, 7/15/00, by Pat.
  • This Web/Teachers Only, 7/15/00, by The parent you resent.
  • teacher pay, 7/13/00, by Ralph.
  • Who Do We Have To Blame?, 7/13/00, by questions2much.
  • Who Do We Have To Blame?, 7/11/00, by Beacon.
  • Remarks by Sec. of Educ Richard Riley at NECC 2000, 7/03/00, by U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley.

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