I have taught in the USA and now in New Zealand. The pay is about the same. It is good and I love the job and lifestyle.
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
Seriously, when we have "Lawyer Appreciation" week or a little kid walks up to an accountant and says, "thank you sir, you helped me out so much" or the Price Is Right has a bunch of shows saluting architects, we'll start talking about who has it better.
"We all of us know down here that politics is a tough game. And I don't think there's any point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually."-Daniel Patrick Moynihan, December 5, 1963
Maybe I should have been more specific, but I think you missed the part "with the due education, of course."
How many doctors do you know with crap work ethic?
That's because they have 8 plus years of schooling plus 5 years of residency/fellowship/research.
They're job is incredibly important, and so are teacher's jobs.
I want to make teaching a job that kids grow up and dream about being.
So many smart people with high work ethic are turned off by the low pay and low respect teachers receive.
They deserve better.
"I mean, everybody should have access to medical care. And, you know, it shouldn't be such a big deal."
-Dr. Paul Farmer