by Pam Zubeck
Amid what some see as attempts to de-professionalize teaching — in February a bill passed the state Senate that would make it easier to jail teachers for teaching materials deemed offensive, while another new program lifts teacher licensure requirements in certain districts — some superintendents say teacher morale is at an all-time low.In Colorado, teacher pay is nothing to celebrate. According to teacherportal.com, Colorado ranks 24th out of the 50 states with a starting salary of $32,126 and average teacher salaries of $49,844.
Upcoming school board elections provide outstanding opportunities to positively influence our county's youth, contribute to your local community's success, and gain valuable experience in campaigns and governance.
In particular, districts such as Colorado Springs School District 11 need strong, thoughtful, and bold conservative leadership. If you are interested in running for an open position in your school district in this November's election, we want to hear from you. Let’s help elect people who believe that educational standards should emanate from their own communities instead of from Washington.
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Chairman, El Paso County Republican Party