TEACHER PAY INCREASE
Elementary & High School classroom Teacher pay in Hawaii should be above the monetary Poverty Level for Hawaii... Poverty Level in Hawaii is at about $90,000 per year for a family of 4.
Current Teacher salaries average about $50,000 per year. So unless 2 parents or 2 adults are working, most Hawaii Teachers live at the Poverty Level. One job is ideal per family. If 1 adult Teacher can earn $90 - $100,000 per year, then the other parent can be home to better care for their children.
An investment in "fair" Teacher Pay is an investment for ALL Hawaii!