Salient: An organ of student opinion at Victoria University, Wellington. Vol. 23, No. 5. Wednesday, June 15, 1960
Teachers must be better paid. That stands out like a horse in a bedroom from the oceans of words cascading before the Education Commission. The hopeless paucity of recruits for secondary teaching is due partly to the occupation's diminished status in recent decades. But moreso is the fact that, not unreasonably, a person contemplating a teaching career wants to live comfortably with a measure of luxury. Do secondary teachers' salaries permit this ? Hardly.