Why is this an either or? Have publicly financed elections AND pay teachers a wage they can live comfortably on. These are the people responsible for our children’s futures, the people who will care for us in our old age, shouldn’t we make sure they have all their ducks in a row so they can fully invest into making our kids the brightest? Get money out of politics, give everyone who’s running equal funding and let their ideas win the day rather than running an auction. Get our teachers some peace of mind, not fearing medical bills nor mortgage payments.