Letters to the Editor

Teacher pay

Adding to the astute observations of Julian Crocker on the teacher tenure issue (“What works,” June 25), one glaring but familiar omission from that discussion is the topic of teacher compensation.

Corporations justify paying CEOs millions of dollars with the argument that money attracts the best talent. Funny how that principle seems to evaporate when it comes to teachers’ salaries.

Is it possible that if we paid teachers enough so that they didn’t have to reach into their own pockets for school supplies, we might move closer to the goal of attracting the best and the brightest to the profession?