2. There are so many of them. Sorry if I don't think that their pay should defy market forces.
3. The job is easy. The educational requirements are minimal, they get absurd amounts of time off, and ridiculous other perks that you won't find elsewhere in the professional world.
Pretty soon, lawyers are going to start bitching about low pay because this nation is getting saturated with them. At that point, maybe they'll go do something less...greasy.
It does impact the person you can attract and maintain at that job. It does not necessarily, however, immensely influence the output of the students. We have a problem getting intellectually curious educators due to low salaries and less than desirable social expectations, in addition to the frequently difficult attempt to measurably improve the measured outcome of students. Getting highly qualified instructors (and I mean that in a different sense in comparison to current regulations) and paying them a decent wage does not mean you are going to statistically improve our measured examinations. For that matter, I side with those that say there is likely little you can do to systematically raise the entire student body's measured outcomes.
Last edited by Fiddytree; 10-28-13 at 02:40 PM.
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