Why do people accept a 45K wage as a private sector teacher? Because the perks, vacations, benefits is still very good. Public teachers earn much more, and I am asking you. How does it benefit the poor to increase the wage of teachers with compensation from 120K to 150K. They will just experience higher taxes, higher costs, and worse public services.
Really, you don't think strong teacher unions will demand 4-6% wage increases each year, pluss extra perks? Like they always have. If they had all the power, I wouldn't be suprised that many teachers would earn 150K compensation in 5 years. How much do you think the poor will earn in 5 years?There is no evidence of that whatsoever.