VOICES: Nonprofit seeks support to solve teacher shortage
As most Kaua‘i residents know, our schools face a critical shortage of local teachers. Many teaching positions are filled by off-island recruits, education assistants, emergency hires and long-term substitute teachers.
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Thank you for everything you have done, Nance. Another way to address the teacher shortage is to pay teachers enough so that they are not dead last in the nation in salary when cost of living is taken into account. Basic economic principles dictate that if there is a shortage, then the price is probably too low. Give teachers a raise.
This is a wonderful, dedicated all-volunteer organization providing an invaluable service to increase the pool of local teachers. It’s easy to donate through their website at https://www.growingkauaiteachers.org.
I hope this is a legit non profit. Seems like it. Thank you.
Do they give each other salaries, cars, etc??? I used to think they donated their time.
The Non Profit Industry is booming on Kauai with all of these easy to get Federal handouts. Some really do almost nothing other than support themselves. Maybe someone should start a Non Profit to audit the Non Profit’s spending and productivity, especially if they are spending taxpayers dollars.
What happened to the Future Teachers of America? Am I dating myself. We also had the Future Farmers of America and both had many outstanding high school student members.
If you’re looking for donations for what appears to be a very worthy cause, it might help to know a few things.
1. Contact information including mailing address, phone #, etc. it’s tough to send a check if you don’t know where to send it.
2. Are you a 501c3 organization.
3. If you’ve raised $250,000 and have spread it over 79 students, then I would assume the average grant is approximately $3200. Is that accurate?
We need more teachers. This seems to be a good way to establish commitment.