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Turnaround on the cheap: Math tutors’ pay doesn’t add up

Re “Union says it should be representing math tutors” (Metro, June 7): Do I have this right? Boston is attempting a high-stakes turnaround of two underperforming schools. It’s a last-ditch effort to keep them from being taken over by the state. Intensive math tutoring is a key strategy.

Yet the tutors are to be paid $20,000 a year. You can make more tending the cash register at Whole Foods.

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