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  •  So what's with the comparison to lawyers? (1+ / 0-)
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    I hear the implication in your statement that lawyers should get paid more.  Sorry, not buying that one any more.  

    Schools with poor results most often have poor leadership, a transient population, and high levels of poverty.  Has Chicago done anything at all to address those basic issues?  my bet is a big fact NO

    •  the implication is that an entry level teacher (0+ / 0-)

      who has less education and works less hours than an entry level attorney, should not make more money.

      i know, it's shocking.

      In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress. -John Adams

      by rcnewton on Wed Jun 13, 2012 at 06:59:18 AM PDT

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      •  an entry level teacher works just as hard (0+ / 0-)

        as any lawyer.  Where did that come from?

        And entry level lawyers get to go to the bathroom when in need to boot.  Now that's what I call an amenity.

        What are you calling "education"? Memorizing old court cases for three years.  I'd hardly call that an education.  Did you not read the NYT article about how lawyers leave law school and don't know the basics of practicing law?

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