Teachers paid poorly

 

Police officers are a valuable asset to the community, and they should be compensated for their service. There seems to be much concern over their low compensation.

But what about teachers?

In Miami-Dade County the starting salary for teachers is $40,000. It would take 12 years, if they received a step every year, to reach a salary of $42,000. Where is the outrage over low teacher salaries?

Teachers pay for four years of their own training at great expense, and after 12 years of service they still only get to make what is considered unfairly low for a first year police officer.

Where is the outrage? I guess that our community doesn’t value teachers as much as police officers.

Michael Hoadley, Miami

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