Teacher posts salary on social media: 'I need a degree to make this?'


Amid a nationwide debate about teacher salaries, a 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. 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."


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