Texas Ed: Comments on Education from Texas

July 25, 2006

No wonder they need teachers all the time

Filed under: common sense, Teacher issues, Texas — texased @ 5:45 pm

Katy Times Online:

During the session’s open forum, the board heard a presentation from Katy Elementary fourth-grade teacher Carrie Lowery, a member of the local TEA, who postured that veteran educators in the district were due a pay raise alongside the new starting teacher salary of $41,000 in the district.Lowery said that she, with 10 years at Katy Elementary, had just crossed the $41,000 threshold herself and that the district should be doing just as much to keep its experienced teachers rewarded as it was for enticing new teachers to come to work in the district.

I realize that not everything that works in the business world translates effectively into the education realm. However, surely it must be more cost effective for schools to retain teachers rather than to hire new ones?



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