About 70 Valley Isle educators showed up to tell representatives from a Denver-based education consulting firm how difficult it is to live in Hawaii on low teacher pay and to suggest ways things can improve for teachers and students.
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More than 120 educators, students and community members spoke about the bad effects of low teacher pay.
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Anjelica Aires, a fourth-grade teacher at Queen Kaahumanu Elementary School, said, "I live paycheck to paycheck, even though I have a master’s degree in education. I’m working so hard for our students. Our responsibilities and our duties, every year, they add something, and we don’t get paid extra for it."