State Super's Raise Should be Applied To Teachers

(02/26/2004)

Dear Editor,

I graduated from Calhoun in 1984. My husband is originally from Sinking Springs. We currently live in Ohio. I love Calhoun! I love West Virginia!

Somehow, I lost the understanding of why West Virginians are allowing this ridiculous pay increase for the State School Superintendent when Calhoun just laid off a group of educators and you are not the only county suffering in the state.

Why isn't this money being applied to the teachers who deserve a pay raise and used to help keep some of the "laid off" educators employed?

West Virginia is one of the poorest states today and here it is that the state superintendent is getting a salary of $200,000 a year.

If West Virginia had that kind of money to go around, maybe we could have stayed in Calhoun instead of having to move away to raise our children where work was available.

Just my opinion ... Had to vent some steam.

Thanks for listening

Anita Bailey