Thursday, March 29, 2007

an open letter to Washington legislators

Dear folks in charge,

As a fairly new high school teacher, I thought I was wise to choose Washington above other states, knowing that the lower salary was balanced out by decent health benefits, a dependable retirement plan, and, above all, the most incredible landscape in the country. With salaries falling further behind other states, with health care costs rising, and with the threat of a gainsharing repeal, will Washington's only incentive be its snow-capped peaks?

This state has enough trouble recruiting quality teachers. Let's not make things more difficult by repealing gainsharing.



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