Letter: Wilhelm vows to increase teacher pay

Dear Editor:
Teachers in Colorado are criminally underpaid and underfunded. Depending on the metric used we are either 46th or 47th in teacher pay. Also teachers spend on average about $650.00 of their own money on their classrooms each year. We all know teaching is a hard profession and that it takes a special person to be a teacher. As a community we want our children to have the best education possible. That means, keeping our current teachers, hiring the best teachers, and giving them the funding they need. We can’t keep our current teachers or hire the best teachers if we don’t pay them enough to live on. I will increase teacher pay and school funding. I will support our teachers and our students.
Colin Wilhelm
Glenwood Springs
Candidate for HD 57