Increase pay only for teachers in hard-to-fill disciplines
An op-ed in The Morning Call mentioned a teacher shortage (“Your View by school superintendent: How Pennsylvania can address its looming teacher shortage,” Sept. 30). It seemed to identify not universal teacher shortages, but instead shortages in certain sectors, namely mathematics, biology and physics.
Isn’t the market-driven solution to increase remuneration for selected disciplines to attract desired talent, instead of increasing remuneration across the labor spectrum (as such would increase taxpayer costs in areas where there are indeed no shortages)? Charles W. Stopp Slatington