As you may have heard, the Red for Ed program had about 25,000 teachers, students and others marching through downtown Portland and more places, demanding a change in educational funding ("Oregon teachers walk out for more funding," May 8, The Astorian).
Teachers are not being paid enough, while kids are not getting the supplies they need in order to learn. This is a real problem. Without the funds, schools cannot function properly.
Teachers already know that they’re not going to become rich from being a teacher — they do it because they love the job and kids. I believe someone who loves seeing people succeed deserves the right to be funded, and well paid.