Teachers Shouldn’t Teach for Free

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Ermolaev Alexander / Shutterstock She loves teaching so much that the school district gets a paycheck The Chester Upland School District in Pennsylvania is $22 million in the hole and can’t currently guarantee teachers that they’ll be compensated for their work. Yet teachers are going back to school on Wednesday without paychecks, after their union voted unanimously to work without pay as the year begins. It’s happened before in the same district: In 2012 it faced a similar financial shortfall, and teachers agreed to work without pay. Other educators have made the same move under similar circumstances: In 2013, […]