Letter to the Editor: Don't Underpay

[This letter was written by LWV-Wake member Becky Burmester and published in The News & Observer. She submitted the letter as a private citizen and not on behalf of the League.]

News & Observer - May 5, 2018

Regarding “Fed up, NC teachers will storm Raleigh” (May 4): Way back when, I was briefly (for three semesters) a public school teacher. Then it was a difficult job. Now it is nearly impossible.

Great teachers love kids and love learning. For those teachers, teaching is a labor of love. However, love alone will not pay the bills nor allow them to be the parents they wish to be.

It is time to declare an end to underpaying our teachers.

Rebecca Burmester