Chicago-area teachers top state in earning six-figure salaries
That’s the headline from last week’s Tribune article about teachers and salaries. The first paragraph reads:
“An extraordinary number of public school teachers in the Chicago region earned $100,000 or more in 2009, straining school budgets and taxpayer wallets and fueling the debate over what teachers are worth and how they get raises.”
Then Mary Schmich’s column ran with the headline: Setting teacher salaries is tricky in which she states, “In general, though, the practical answer is simple and brutal: A job is worth whatever the market decides. Supply and demand, period.”
Followed by Steve Johnson’s opinion column stating, “I’d rather not have my kids educated at a discount.”
So how much is too much OR, possibly more important, how much is not enough?
What’s your take on the issue or what do you have to say?