Vito Prosciutto: Teaching community college math on the road to a PhD.

Tuesday, November 18, 2003

Leave No Teacher Behind 

Dialectic Journal links to a WaPo editorial proposing that teachers not pay income tax. It's a nice idea although it would result in some oddities like single teachers having a higher effective income level than married teachers with children.

My view is that teacher salaries should be tied to the median home price in the district where they work. I would require that the median teacher salary would be high enough so that a teacher making the median salary could purchase a median-priced home in the district. In some areas, this is already the case, but in most districts (urban districts especially), the salary would need to be increased quite a bit. In the areas where I'm doing job search investigations, the median salary would need to be where the current maximum salary is.

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