Educators and parents in Florida say they're baffled and upset about pay inequality between teachers and laborers who work for the district.
According to the Sun Sentinel:
"The Broward County School District last year paid about 34 of its painters and 24 of its roofers at least $59,000 -- more per day than it paid teachers with 16 years of experience."
Dale Roland, a special education teacher at Coconut Creek High with 24 years of experience and a master's degree, earns about $57,000 a year. And she tells the Sun Sentinel she's upset.
"I love my kids, I love what I do, but I think the respect isn't there for teachers," she said. "I think it's a shame. I really do."
The district defends the pay scale, saying many of the trade workers have maxed out their salaries.
Read the full story at Sun-Sentinel.com.