Consider all that teachers do
This amount seems high in comparison to teacher salaries of the past and is in fact comparable to the pay of some college liberal arts professors. Even with the raises, however, teachers’ salaries are not much when compared to other fields, where recent graduates start off with about the same pay in which those in the teaching profession retire on.
If we are to value education as an important key to deterring poverty, crime and other social issues, it is imperative to pay educators appropriately. These men and women on the front lines of the classroom hold the future in their hands.