If, when defending your support for Donald Trump, and your response is,
"But but but... HILLARY!!!", then you lost the argument before you even began.
I guess what I'm saying is, yes they should be paid more, however they shouldn't be paid more than people who have harder more technical degrees/professions (depending on the field of study). Of course, someone teaching chemistry, physics, or some kind of advanced math would merit a higher salary than an English teacher (but god knows we need a better educational standard in this field for sure).
"Only the dead have seen the end of war..." -Plato
Originally Posted by MichaelJR
The thing is, if a teacher wants a higher salary there is a wide range of schools just throughout the US, some public, some not. Mobility requires skill, experience and education. But there is a higher range available in that job market.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
Teachers in this country are extremely overpaid.
Personally the moral precepts of teachers is wearing thin with me. They are no more moral than anyone else and I am tired of many trying to prop them up as being superior above us all. In my state I often find them to be a greedy bunch of son of a b!tches. Their unions protect their sorry arses when they don't perform adequately. And if you want to remove one from our school districts it takes years of legal battles and lots of money on the taxpayer's dime to do so from kindergarten to universities. My state gives out Cadillac healthcare plans to teachers along with other benefits. Their spouses often don't bother with healthcare from their employment because the coverage under a teacher, here, is so sweet. Personally I am tired of this phony precept that somehow teachers deserve such special treatment. If the teacher is worth their weight then pay them well...if not show them the door