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Letter: Quality over quantity

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

Ware Neck resident Ken Larson (“On teacher salaries” April 27 Readers Write) certainly had plenty to say in regards to Ms. Tara Lord’s piece (“Is this best for the children?” April 20). Most of the points brought up by Mr. Larson are lacking to say the least.

I come from a family of grade school teachers. My mother taught kindergarten and music for over 20 years and my sister is currently a kindergarten teacher. As such, I can attest to the absurdity of the claim that the average Gloucester County teacher is making $48,091. They wish. According to, GCPS 2016/17 teacher’s pay scale does not get to $48,000 until you are at 12 years of service with a master’s degree or seven years with a dual master’s. Getting a master’s will set you back about $100,000 in loans. Can teachers get forgiveness for said loans? Sure, after years of making payments and service to the public school system. Meanwh...

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