State Rep. pens controversial letter to teachers

Washington State Rep. Liz Pike (R-Camas) sparked controversy last month when she posted an open letter to teachers on her Facebook page, the Huffington Post reports. In the letter, she thanked teachers for their service and congratulated them on their impending summer vacation, then criticized those who complain about their compensation.

“If I had the opportunity to choose my career all over,” Pike wrote, “I would have opted to get the necessary degree and teaching certificate so that I too could enjoy summertime off with my children, spring break vacations, Christmas break vacations, paid holidays, a generous pension and health insurance benefits.”

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