Is a common sense solution

It is only common sense to vote yes on Initiative 732. It will grant well-deserved and long-overdue pay raises to boost educational salaries and keep them competitive with other jobs requiring equivalent experience, education and training. It will help attract and maintain quality personnel in our schools.

As parents, we are seriously concerned with the teacher turnover we see occurring. Good teachers are being lured away to other professions with salaries that reward them for their performance rather than take advantage of their willingness to tolerate non-competitive salaries. Many other potential teachers never even enter the profession because they realize the job requirements, stress and volume of work required are disproportionate to the salaries being paid in this state.

We are also concerned citizens who are interested in the future welfare of our community. Therefore we want to ensure the best education possible for all of our youth so that they will have the best opportunity to develop into well-educated and responsible leaders of tomorrow. A yes vote on I-732 would help to achieve that outcome by attracting and keeping quality employees in teaching and other school careers.

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