• Notre Dame 0Wheeling Central Catholic 0Sat.[ view all ]
  • Anacostia-DC 0Morgantown 0Fri.[ view all ]
  • Bridgeport-OH 0Valley Wetzel 0Fri.[ view all ]
  • University 0John Marshall 0Fri.[ view all ]
  • Williamstown 0Tyler Consolidated 0Fri.[ view all ]
  • Tygarts Valley 0Pendleton County 0Fri.[ view all ]
  • Pocahontas County 0Tucker County 0Fri.[ view all ]
  • Ritchie County 0Saint Marys 0Fri.[ view all ]
  • Hampshire 0Preston 0Fri.[ view all ]
  • Oak Hill 0Lewis County 0Fri.[ view all ]
  • Grafton 0Philip Barbour 0Fri.[ view all ]
  • Elkins 0North Marion 0Fri.[ view all ]
  • Calhoun County 0Gilmer County 0Fri.[ view all ]
  • Fairmont Senior 0Robert C. Byrd 0Fri.[ view all ]
  • Liberty 0East Fairmont 0Fri.[ view all ]
  • Doddridge County 0South Harrison 0Fri.[ view all ]
  • Paden City 0Clay-Battelle 0Fri.[ view all ]
  • Buckhannon-Upshur 0Bridgeport 0Fri.[ view all ]
  • Lincoln 0Braxton County 0Fri.[ view all ]
National News | Closings | Funerals | HighScore | Monday's Most Wanted | Crime Watch | TV Lisitngs | Lottery | Bio's | FCC File | More ›
Should Teachers Get Paid More?
Written by Matt Casasanta
Last updated on February 15, 2014 @ 11:41PM
Created on February 15, 2014 @ 11:29PM

Are teachers across the state getting paid enough on the job?

A new proposal being considered by the state Senate could increase starting teachers salaries to more than $40,000. Right now, new teachers in the state make around $31,000 a year. Many people believe that teachers are underpaid for what their job involves.

Obviously there needs to be increase in the state budgets for teachers salaries and I do believe that they do way more work than what they are getting paid for. It's ridiculous," said Alyssa Bradley, a Marion County resident.

The Senate is also considering a proposal to raise all teachers salaries in the coming year. This means teachers across the board would get a $1,000 raise. This pay increase could help the state's salaries stay competitive with surrounding states.

"I think teachers do not get enough credit in general. I think they are underpaid," said Robert Mortensen, a West Virginia native. "I definitely think they should be paid more. Obviously, they are working with our children and our future basically. I do not think that they get enough credit or enough money."

While most people agree that teachers salaries should be increased the question remains,  where will the extra money come from in order to pay these teachers?


Add your Comment
You must have an active WDTV.COM user account to post comments. Please login to your account, or create your free account today!

Comments (0)
WDTV on Facebook
WDTV on Twitter
WDTV on YouTube
Contact WDTV
WDTV Mobile App