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Teacher Went From $61,701 to $81,328 In Six Years, Tells Newspaper Low Pay A Hurdle

A Detroit News story described the concerns of teachers, with low pay being one of them.

The article reports the view of Holt Public Schools teacher Leah Porter, who was named the 2021-2022 Teacher of the Year by the Michigan Department of Education: “Porter, who taught both in-person and online to students at the same time, said there are many hurdles in front of educators. Low salaries and the cost of continued required training are among them.”

Porter’s gross pay rose from $61,701 in 2013-14 to $81,328 in 2019-20.

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