Comment about pay raise

impugns all teachers

Editor, Times-Dispatch:

As a fellow alumnus of the University of Virginia, I recognize the concern Holt Livesay Sr. expressed in his letter, “UVA minimum pay raise annoys alumnus-taxpayer,” about colleges’ frequent petitions for financial contributions from their alumni. Yet I would strongly caution him against making pejorative generalizations like “Those who can, do; and those who can’t, teach.” For not only does it not support his position against the school’s desire to raise the minimum wage for full-time, benefits-eligible employees (most of whom are likely not professors), but it also needlessly impugns the service of all teachers — at the primary, secondary and collegiate levels.

Tyler Boyd.


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