Regarding the letter written by Leslie J. Kubinski ("Some other thoughts about teacher pay," Jan. 27), I didn’t realize some teachers at the junior and senior high levels are paid more than elementary teachers are. Where did Kubinski get this information? Could Kubinski give an example of a teacher in the Lima area who is paid $80,000 to $100,000 a year?
Most schools have two or three teacher meeting days, which are included in their required days at school. I had to go to parent meetings after school hours, holiday programs, required attendance at graduation or other after-school programs. Usually, these are unpaid. Does any other profession have unpaid conferences?
Where are the teachers’ lounges worthy of CEOs? During the years I taught, the lounges were storage areas for art supplies, books, audio-visual materials, etc. The one school’s lounge had a refrigerator bought by the teachers that had ice packs for injured students. The couch was an old one that the teachers paid to have recovered. The restroom was in the back so the flushing of the toilet could be heard. Now that I have substituted in six schools in Allen County, three in Putnam county, five in Van Wert County and one in Paulding County, I have not seen any CEO lounges.
Teachers have several study halls a day? Several means three or more. I subbed at a school where I started at 7:50 a.m. and finished at 3:15 p.m. I had no free time for three days. I ate with the students, and when I needed to use the restroom, I asked another teacher to watch her class and mine.