Re "Survey Says Teachers Fairly Well Paid, Happy" (April 30):
I was glad to read your reporting and wonder if Education Secretary William J. Bennett, who thinks teachers earn enough money, would have had the same response if 75% of the teaching force were not women.
The report omits such things as conditions of work, the hours an educator puts in per day and per seven-day week and the years of experience and salary raises versus those of other individuals with comparable education.
On behalf of the educators in Santa Ana, I state that until this nation's leadership ceases providing a smoke screen in regard to education, we will continue to have the turmoil that confronts us today. Teachers are the bridge to the future, and our children are our future.