One more item, when it comes to funding, teachers spend so much money out of their own pocket even for things so basic as paper and pencils.
1) Once, again the 100k number is intentionally misleading and false. How about you take your salary and add in the value of all benefits and post it for us. How about doing that for all jobs.
2) You cite the grad rate but put all of the blame on the teacher, ignoring other factors, such as the parents and the fact that you are trying to have someone learn something that they have the freewill to choose to not learn. How many jobs out their have success rates higher then that? Now how many of those with higher rates involve forcing something on to other people?
It's pathetic how people will only see what they want to see. Walk a mile in a teachers shoes, like I have done, then get back to me.
edit on 20-2-2011 by backwherewestarted because: (no reason given)