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  •  People who decide to teach risk failure every day (0+ / 0-)

    Something like 50% of teachers who enter the field don't stay. Sometimes this is because they are terrible. Sometimes it is because they get better offers. Sometimes it is because they don't feel successful.

    Pay teachers a living wage. Give them good working conditions. Treat them like professionals. Remove the ones that don't work out. This isn't complicated, but it isn't cheap, either.

    There are much better ways to spend the money than to give a small lump sum to 1% of teachers.

    Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

    by elfling on Sat Sep 29, 2012 at 09:13:44 PM PDT

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    •  Why dont .... (0+ / 0-)

      What do you think the "drop out rate" is for other professions?

      Why dont you think this is part of paragraph 1.

      Why do you think this is going to 1% of teachers?

      Why do you think its bad if its goes to 1% of teachers?

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