Friday, September 14, 2007

Franklin: Teachers contract agreed to

Michael Morton's article in the Franklin Gazette announces that the Franklin teachers have agreed to their new contract overcoming some opposition.

As a former teacher and husband of a Franklin teacher, I understand that some may not be happy with the settlement calling for increases of 2, 2, and 2.5 percent over the next three years.

Given the economic circumstances, this is a good deal.

The major issue is how much does society value teachers? Why do sports personalities earn so much more than someone responsible for educating the future leaders of this town? This issue is not going to get resolved here. Franklin is not going to step up to determine that their teachers should be the best paid in the commonwealth or country even though they may be the best!