I’m a teacher in Broward schools. We all deserve a fair pay raise.

Earlier this month, I stood in the rain with my fellow Broward County Public Schools teachers to rally for a long overdue pay raise. Although I was proud to see the crowd that the Broward Teachers Union effectively organized before a packed School Board meeting, I was disheartened and dismayed that we even had to be out there to protest the trifling pay increase that the district had previously offered us. … The noble work that Broward teachers do every day is often recognized by words of gratitude, but for teachers who have to work a second job, for teachers who have to go into savings to buy supplies and food for our kids, words don’t go very far.

I’m a teacher in Broward schools. We all deserve a fair pay raise.