I disagree with Maurice Mckeown (Letters, May 14) that increasing taxes is the only way to pay teachers what they really deserve.
The answer is quite simple.
Reduce the salaries of the grossly overpaid politicians, along with the perks and bonuses they receive, as well as cancel all the free travel and perks given to the spouses of past politicians.
Those savings would more than increase the teacher pay to an acceptable level, and some left over.
Be careful out there
I have driven from Tauranga through Katikati, leaving Tauranga at 7.45am this