To the editor:
I agree wholeheartedly with Randy Weseman about Lawrence having a "quality-of-life issue that appeals to people." Lawrence is a wonderful place to live. I do take exception, however, to Weseman justifying Lawrence's incredibly low teacher salaries (73rd in the state, according a recent article in the Journal-World) with a quality-of-life argument, while last year's 5 percent raise brought his salary to the 12th highest in the state for superintendents (www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=1869). Weseman's position allows him to have both the wonderful quality of life in Lawrence, and the salary to help pay for the exorbitant housing costs in our town. Don't Lawrence's teachers deserve the same?