Because we have already turned over the school boards and superintendents so often the last 10-plus years, new tactics must be implemented. We need the salaries of the administration to reflect the scores our teachers are able to get our children to realize. We have the quality teachers, but they are not able to teach the way they think best. It is time to allow teachers to teach. Administration should be geared to work so that the teachers have what they need, instead of the teachers needing to just follow some failed blueprint. The administration has failed, and they are paid no matter what happens. Change pay to progress, and the direction always changes to earn the higher pay!
Daniel Robert Smyth
From the Nov. 6-12, 2013, issue