Ken's Project Blog

March 3, 2011

To Surly, With Love: Are Teachers Overpaid?

Filed under: Education,In The News — Ken @ 6:07 pm

Remember back in the early seventies when teachers were poorly paid and the promise was, if we only paid teachers better, we’d be able to attract better teachers to the classroom, our kids would get a better education, and all would be right with the world. Well, flash-forward to today, and we see imperceptible improvements in student test scores that can’t be reconciled with the inflation-adjusted tripling of per-student costs in public schools.

Bottom line, shoveling ever-increasing dollars into the furnace of public school education has not given us students better-prepared to enter the workforce – it’s time for a change, and the collectively bargained for first in, first out policies and refusal to measure teacher performance and weed out under-performing teachers must be reconsidered.

Sources:

Reason.tv: “To Surly, With Love:Are Teachers Overpaid?”

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