Letter: Reward mediocrity? No.

Regarding the recent issue on raising teachers salaries, I have to ask – have our students’ test scores improved since the last raise? If the answer is “no” – no raise!

Moving here years ago, we were told you do not send your children to Rappahannock Public Schools. Today we hear and read the same story. The victims in this issue are our students and parents who cannot afford an alternative education.

What has amazed me over the years some of the fundraisers, promoters and final decisions-makers for the public schools sent their children to private schools. Hypocrisy?

Mediocrity should not be rewarded.

Pat Burke

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