Letter: It’s time to raise teachers’ pay

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[Regarding “In Photos: ‘Our Kids Can’t Wait’” March 21, Xpress website, and “Compared to 8 Other Districts, Pay-to-cost-of-living Gap Highest in Asheville,” March 22, Xpress:]

Raise teacher pay! It is embarrassing how low teacher pay is in North Carolina and especially Asheville with the higher cost of living.

— Mary Johnson


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2 thoughts on “Letter: It’s time to raise teachers’ pay

  1. Feel the Burn

    Not sure why you would think that teachers should be paid more when graduates from high school are reading at eighth grade level and SAT scores are at a all time low. It’s time parents have a better choice of sending their children to a failing public school education or sending them to a charter or home school program that actually gives them a chance to succeed after high school. Maybe start teaching what they need to be successful in the real world instead of the social justice experiment that is not working towards a good paying career.

  2. gapple

    Raise for what? Where does all the budgeted taxpayer treasure, and money from the lottery self tax go? Why do schools need so much administrative overhead? Why do we need DEI deans/administrators/directors etc? And where did all the china virus handout money go? Got your money for nothing.

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