January 2017

Don't Raise Teacher Pay (To Be Nice)

Homeless TeacherPublic schools aren’t businesses, nor should they be. You’ll hear that a lot in the upcoming voucher battles, and it’s entirely true. But neither are we charities, or churches, or some type of third world profession. We’re not taking up “love offerings” while Sarah McLachlan plays in the background. 

Teacher pay needs to go up substantially, and soon – but not for me. It needs to go up for you. And your kids. And your pocketbook. And your state.