Let's be clear-this is not a $6200 pay raise for ALL teachers. Most do not
qualify for the $4000 subject specific pay. There will never be enough money for
this until all public schools are converted to charters and anyone can teach.
For decades anti-education conservatives have siphoned money away from education
to cut taxes while lavishing money on their pet projects. They know Utah voters
will accept higher taxes to stop teacher flight from our schools, but they
don't care. With gerrymandered districts and a strangle hold on
the caucus system, they are free to chant, "We are not a democracy!"
It is all about priorities. Impartial7-Draper is correct.
It looks like business as usual up on the hill. They can always find money for
roads and prisons but can never find money for education. Why do we keep voting
these anti public education legislatures into office year after year?
The news reports are misleading. The raise would be $2,000 more than what
teachers are currently receiving.
I agree Impartial7 - why invest in our future when we have important things like
coal to bring back from the past.
Of course the money is not there. We've got a 2 billion dollar, unnecessary
prison move to tackle. We've got a billion dollar inland port that they
just came up with. Now, we've got 1.3 billion dollars to update Olympic
facilities. The important list is long. We hardly have resources for trivial
thing like our kids education.