Letter to the editor: Vote yes to get the best

Posted 9/19/18

Vote yes to get the best As a parent, I was appalled to read the letter published in this paper recently under the headline “No need for tax hike.” My kids’ teachers are not part-time workers, …

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Letter to the editor: Vote yes to get the best

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Vote yes to get the best

As a parent, I was appalled to read the letter published in this paper recently under the headline “No need for tax hike.” My kids’ teachers are not part-time workers, they’re hard working, highly educated professionals! I know they put in far more than eight hours a day, but that’s beside the point. A quick Google search revealed that the average accountant in the Denver metro area makes a base pay of $61,394, and the average nurse pulls in a base pay of $74,027. These are professions with similar education requirements.

The professionals I trust to spend seven hours a day with my kids deserve to be compensated for their expertise. Even those who believe schools should be run like businesses (I am not one of them) can’t expect a “business” to be successful if they can’t pay the going rate. When I choose a doctor’s office for my kids, I don’t look for the one that pays its employees the least.

If DCSD’s direct competitors can pay thousands more in salary, how can we expect to attract and retain the best? I am a yes on 5A and 5B. My kids deserve it. The 68,000 kids in Douglas county deserve it. Our community deserves it.

Amy McDowell

Highlands Ranch

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