Letter: No gold in California

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Sir: Teachers who are understandably disappointed by this year's proposed 0.55 per cent pay increase (report, 13 February) may be grateful that they are not living in the Golden State of California. When I was there before Christmas, it was widely reported that teachers in that state would have their pay cut by 12 per cent during 1993, and should be prepared for further cuts in 1994.

Yours etc,


Cullen, Grampian

13 February