guyinwoods: You don't have a clue about what is going on in this economy. You parrot what the Right Wing Nuts tell you and you think you have everything figured out. I can tell you have to have the Limbaugh's do your thinking for you. In Japan, the executives make 40 times what the workers in the factories make and in the United State, executives make over 400 times what the workers in the factories make. I guess you think teachers should only make as much as a person working at McDonald's. This, after going to college and putting in thousands of hours in class and studying and foregoing earnings that others that never went on to school are making, while they are college paying tuition, room and board and working hard preparing themselves to be competent in their chosen field. I can tell you that teachers put in more hours per week than those working a 40 hour week.
Typical liberal/pro-union idiot. Teachers work 8.5 to 9 months of the year. here's a little something to consider: we all work more than 40 hours per week. In the real world it's called reality, teachers don't understand that. They get their cadillac health insurance and cushy pensions and they cry about everything. I went to college, paid for it myself, and work for a living where I pay my health insurance and don't have a pension. it's not up to the taxpayers to pay lavish bennies for public servants. We don't have money for the kids because the teachers, administrators and union deadbeats are sucking it all out of the system. Teachers have this warped sense of entitlement that has to end. It's a job, like everyone elses job. You think teachers are so underpaid? here's a link, look up a teacher you know and tell me if you think he/she is over/underpaid for 9 months of work (max): http://www.postcrescent.com/article/99999999/APC0110/80221166/DataMine-Searc