West Virginia Must Reform Teacher Pay Schedule (Op-Ed)
In this op-ed, Cardinal’s Jessi Troyan discusses the harm that West Virginia’s teacher pay schedule does to our education system and teachers. A slice:
“The changes being sought in recent weeks won’t make the necessary strides to fix very real problems in our education system. The combination of raises and a PEIA fix are a smiley-faced bandage on a stab wound that will continue to encourage young West Virginia teaching talent to continue to bleed across the borders.
The dysfunction in the system is real. Pumping more money into a broken system fixes nothing. This is a system that incentivizes endurance, rather than excellence.
Until the state’s public education system gets its own house in order, the rest of the West Virginia taxpayers shouldn’t be forced to pick up the tab.”