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Teachers deserve 100% wage hike

Published:Tuesday | March 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

Shame on the Government! The educational backbone of the country deserves better.

Finance Minister Audley Shaw, if education is not the most important asset, I suggest that we close all the schoolhouses in Jamaica.

Where are the voices of the mothers and fathers who want their children to excel in school? A five per cent increase? These teachers deserve nothing less than a 100 per cent increase.

Cut out the bodyguards for politicians and use the funds to pay teachers. After all, they are the only people who are producing in Jamaica.

WILLIAM T. BENT

Miramar, Florida