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Queens Chronicle

Dioceses underpay teachers

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Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2014 10:30 am

Dear Editor:

It is a real travesty that the dioceses of Brooklyn and New York cannot seem to be able to find the money to pay their dedicated teachers and administrators the salaries that they truly deserve for all of their hard work, professionalism and dedication to their jobs and students.

The Catholic Church is always crying poverty, but the truth is the Church has more money than God. It has had to spend a lot of it on lawsuits against priests who molested innocent kids. St. Patrick’s Cathedral was improved at the cost of $117 million dollars — why so much?

Catholic school teachers and administrators put in long hours each and every day, and are truly dedicated to their schools and students. Anything that they do after regular school hours, they do not get paid for. It is really a shame that they are treated in such an unprofessional, unkind manner. No wonder Catholic school teachers do not stay — they never know if they are going to have a job and benefits from one year to the next.

John Amato
Fresh Meadows

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