I’m so sick of hearing people complain about teachers’ salaries. The reality is, the world has changed. Teachers in NYS have to get a master’s degree now. Do you know how expensive it is to go to school for six years? The majority of people have to take out student loans, and those loans have to get paid back. I have a master’s degree myself, and if I wasn’t on an income-based repayment plan my loan payments each month would run about a grand. If we paid teachers any less, they wouldn’t be able to survive and no one in their right mind would go into that profession. Be happy that we have teachers who are willing to go to school for a long time and pay off expensive loans to work for what amounts to be peanuts after all the expenses for their education are paid.