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Stafford teachers deserve more pay!


Date published: 1/20/2013

Stafford teachers deserve more pay!

I am writing because I am a friend of teachers in Stafford County who are being treated like second-class citizens. For the past four years they haven't received a raise or a step increase.

One friend has been teaching for 10 years and is being paid as a sixth-year teacher. And the Board of Supervisors, School Board, and community wonder why they can't keep good teachers.

I feel that teachers should get their steps reinstated and start being paid as they should be. Teachers already go out of their way to help our children and most spend hours of their own time--at the cost of spending time with their own families--trying to help our children.

Wake up, Stafford Board of Supervisors, and fund the schools properly. Otherwise, the businesses that you're so busy catering to won't be coming to Stafford anymore--because there is a direct link between the schools and business. If the workforce isn't competent, then companies are going to look elsewhere.

C. J. Charles

Spotsylvania