Originally Published: April 20, 2018 6:01 a.m.
I’ve noticed for years that the administrators, deans, chancellors, those in high positions have no problem with getting raises. Many times they receive thousands of dollars when their salaries are excessive in my mind. The teachers always get the short end of the stick. Teachers donate school supplies to the students and some students get a supply list of what to bring to school, such as toilet paper, pencils, etc.
Gov. Ducey has approved a 20 percent pay raise for teachers, which is long overdue. Hopefully, the taxpayer won’t have to bear the burden of this wage increase. The school system needs to do what we taxpayers and citizens do, manage their money sensibly and reduce those high-wage jobs to a reasonable and sustainable salary. I’m sure there are many positions that aren’t needed that draw big salaries. There are always ways to cut expenses I can attest to that. Let’s get real here. You can’t keep raising sales taxes every time the money runs short. Sales taxes in Arizona are high, whereas in California the property taxes are high because of the same reasons. Mismanagement!