Unwarranted MPS raises
I was appalled to learn about the raises for Milwaukee Public School administrators amounting to $100,000, which does nothing to make MPS better (“23 MPS administrators get raises,” Jan. 5).
I am a long-time educator and a substitute teacher with MPS. Raises for administrators are not warranted — while the budget is cut, educators in the classroom get paltry raises and substitute teachers get no health benefits (“Substitutes lobby for benefits,” Jan. 9).
Most career teaching professionals and substitutes are outstanding and do an exceptional job of trying to provide a quality education in the classroom. Administrators, from outside the school, observe teachers and write notes concerning their observations. Teachers are continually attending meetings where they are told what needs to be done to make their skills better and to improve on educational requirements based on notes taken by many of these well-paid administrators who got these raises.
Teachers in the classroom know better than anyone what needs to be done and do not need to be lectured, as many of the issues are socioeconomic issues that the classroom educator has no control over.
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