The other day I was talking to a friend about education, and we got to thinking about the amounts of money spent on athletics and stadia and coaches and their support staffs, on school administration and buildings and administrators and their support staff – while schools were being closed, teachers laid off, class sizes increased. All this in the land where somebody keeps talking about how America is/will be number one in math, language, science, yadda, yadda, yadda.
What if a kindergarten teacher and a first-grade teacher got starting salaries of $150K? Would there still be a glut of lawyers, accountants, finance-type fund shufflers, academicians with the Ph.D.?
Or would some really bright people get into teaching the most important years of a child’s schooling?