Thursday, May 11, 2006

Teaching In America's Vacationland

Governor John Baldacci of Maine has just signed into law a bill that would raise the minimum annual salary for teachers to $27,000.

After the end of the next school year, the minimum wage salary in this high tax, high cost-of-living state goes to $30,000.

Heh. Where will those teachers be spending all that disposable income?

And we wonder why so many of our best and brightest college graduates won't even consider a career in classroom teaching?

As we've said
before, "Like love, talent costs."

You get what you pay for.

P.S. If you're anywhere near that part of the country, be sure to spend some time in Acadia National Park during High Summer. It's one of the WonkFamily's favorite places and shouldn't be missed.
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