Ann Arbor Public Schools teacher Trevor Staples says teachers in the district aren’t paid enough. At a June 14 school board meeting Staples said it was "shameful, embarrassing" to have to speak every year about teacher compensation, according to the news site Annarbivore.com.

Staples salary has increased from $64,367 in the 2010-11 school year to $77,729 last year. That’s a 20.7 percent, $13,362 increase over a 5-year period, according to records received in response to a Freedom of Information Act request. The average Ann Arbor teacher was paid $71,564 in 2015-16, while the average Michigan teacher statewide earned $61,875 on average.

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