Should More of Martin County’s Wealth Trickle Down to Teachers? | Gil Smart

Casey Swift, a media specialist at Bessey Creek Elementary School, told the Martin County School Board Tuesday her husband aspired to be a teacher.

“But instead of cheering him on,” she said, “I was suddenly horrified as I imagined what that would mean for our family.”

Specifically: A big pay cut. So while her husband is passionate about teaching, “what kills me is my first instinct was to convince him not to.”

There’s just very little money in it, even — especially? — in wealthy Martin County

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