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

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.