Teachers Deserve More

I’m afraid this is one of those times when I hit publish before making absolutely sure that my message was clear. Teachers need to get paid more. I just hate the idea of an over-the-top-capitalist, profit-driven education system that makes the importance and pressure of school so great that kids kill themselves because of it, where only wealthy families get great teachers, or where great teachers get fired because the school didn’t make first place that year.

Many thanks to those who provided feedback! I would hate for anyone to believe that I don’t think teachers deserve more.


Sure, I have dreamed, out loud, of a day when teachers were valued half as much as professional athletes. I’ve imagined ways deserving teachers could get what’s coming to them. Teachers are some of the most passionate, hardest working people you will ever encounter, but do we really want them to make the big bucks?

Roasted and Toasted II by Justyne Fischer, art teacher Roasted and Toasted II by Justyne Fischer, art teacher

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