60% of teachers in Pasco reported that they have to work a part-time job to make ends meet. Our teachers deserve to be able to focus fully on our students. When our teachers are a priority, our students have a great learning environment to grow. We must work to bring our teacher & SRP pay levels up to the state average if not surpass it.
I will not vote to approve charter schools.
When charter schools were first proposed, they were a good idea, but now they are a front for for-profit corporations to make money. Charter schools needn't follow the same rules as public schools while still receiving the same (or better) funding.