Arizona teacher posts salary on social media

 Phoenix-area teacher shared her salary, and her frustration, on social media.

Whispering Winds Academy teacher Elisabeth Milich posted a photo of her salary on Facebook. Her salary is $35,490 per year. 

She works for the Paradise Valley Unified School District.

Milich posted the photo after seeing her expected pay raise for taking professional-development courses.

"This is my new pay after taking a few professional development classes," stated Milich in the post. "I actually laughed when I saw the old salary vs. the new one. I mean really, I need a college degree to make this? I paid 80,000 for a college degree, I then paid several hundred more to transfer my certification to Az."

Milich's pay stub showed she will make an additional $131 next year.

"I just posted it to bring awareness," said Milich. "When you see it in black and white and you see what your raise is, it is just laughable." 

Last week, thousands of Arizona teachers and education advocates participated in the #RedForEd movement — wearing red to protest the low pay they say has contributed to a shortage of qualified teachers in the state.

The movement was in response to West Virginia teachers striking for higher pay.

by azcentral

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