Labor Day, 2005
Last month, we discussed an anticipated teacher shortage in California and Clark County, Nevada.
Ordinarily, a shortage of workers results in rising wages for those who have the skills that are in demand. One would assume that would go for teachers as well.
And then we learn that Clark County would rather import teachers from a foreign country than raise teacher pay. Maybe that's why they had to hire 418 substitute teachers on the first day of school.
Heh. It's been nearly four years since I've had any sort of pay increase. But thanks to NCLB, I've got plenty of extra labor.
Somehow, I don't think that's what they had in mind when they named the holiday.