Letter to Editor: Schools Exploit Teachers by Paying Fraction of Salaries

On Teacher’s Day, you read in a newspaper that privately owned and managed schools in small towns or even in the suburbs of metropolitan cities exploit their teachers by paying them just a fraction of their authorized salaries. This affects their performance in the classroom and thus the lives of their students. Write a letter in 120 – 150 words to the editor of a national daily raising your voice against such exploitation. Suggest ways to solve this problem. You are Navtej/Navita, 112 Taj Road, Agra.

112, Taj Road
Agra

2 March 20XX

The Editor
The Hindu
New Delhi

Subject: Exploitation of Teachers

Dear Sir

It is said that the teachers in privately owned and managed schools in small towns and metropolitan suburbs are being exploited. On the occasion of Teacher’s Day, this issue was brought to light in another national daily, mentioning that the teachers employed in such schools are paid a fraction of their authorized salaries.

Such malpractice is seen to affect the performance of the teachers in the classroom. The school trust pays these teachers much less than the amount they were promised, leading to resignations and constant changes in the faculty. This has affected students’ performance and led to an atmosphere of uncertainty in the schools, which is detrimental to the cause of education.

As a nation that prides itself on revering its teachers, it must be noted that we cannot build a future for our students if we do not give due credit to our teachers. The goverment should insure that such schools pay salaries as per the goverment’s fixed pay scales. Payments should be made through banks and the goverment agencies should monitor the salary perks etc. Therefore, I request your esteemed publication to take up this matter in order to investigate the issue further and mobilize the public towards calling for a complete overhaul in the education system of the country.

Yours sincerely,
Navtej/Navita

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