Letters to the Editor

Reward teachers

Re Christina Veiga’s Aug. 18 article about poor schools having the least experienced teachers: Well, “no duh!” I was amused by T. Willard Fair’s quote, which suggests the best teachers should be in the neediest schools.

Why in the world would quality, seasoned teachers expose themselves to the extreme rigors of teaching students who are tough to control and whose low performance could affect the teacher’s professional grades and income?

There’s one solution. Pay teachers bonuses to carry the burden of teaching in the worst areas or they will do the logical thing — transfer to better schools. It’s a no-brainer.

Norman Marcus, Plantation