They often start their day dealing with a room full of excitable, sometimes unruly, children. And as if that isn’t hard enough, if one thing goes wrong, the whole day could go down hill from there.
We’re talking about teachers of course. A lot of people believe teachers just don’t get paid enough for the job they do every day. In Fairfax County, Va., they’re dealing with larger classes and budget cuts. Now comes word again that Fairfax County supervisors won't support pay raises for teachers this year, or next year, the Washington Examiner reported.
The school board wanted to lift a two-year pay freeze, voting last week to use $21 million federal stimulus funding for teacher compensation. But pay raises for the more than 20,000 eligible employees would cost $61 million. County supervisors said they’re not willing to cover the difference, the Washington Examiner reported. They said the money should be used to ease the loss of grants that will likely dry up by fiscal year 2012.