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Letter: Teachers’ low pay results in low results

To the editor:

It’s no wonder Lake Tahoe schools rate well below all others in math, science and language education. The fact that our schools pay teachers more than a third less than the state average discourages quality experienced, or beginning teachers from even seeking a teaching job in our area. When school starts in September, some teaching positions aren’t even filled.

This especially puts our high school students at a great disadvantage. Our graduating seniors need job skills and minimum college entrance skills. I believe, as the drop-out and college entrance figures show, they aren’t getting these.

If you want our students to aspire to be more than snow shovelers and ski bums for the rest of their lives, then we must all press for higher standards for our schools and better pay for our teachers.

Mark Workman

Rubicon Bay

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