PAY: Teachers still deserve more

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It was nice to see the recent increase in teacher salaries, but it’s still not enough. Based on the responsibilities they shoulder, teachers of our children deserve to be paid twice their current salary. Same goes for the men and women in our military, law enforcement and fire fighters.

Why is it that those we need and respect the most are among the least compensated? How did our society get things so screwed up? It’s hard to understand and even more difficult to justify. Unfortunately, it will likely never change.

Although we’re unable to pay these folks all they deserve, we can certainly demonstrate our appreciation by offering them a handshake and a sincere “thank you” for their dedication and commitment. The opportunity presents itself daily.

STEVE SHAMION

Post Falls

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