Bill asks a very good question:
> Ben, I can't help but ask a follow on question from yours. Why is it
> that your knowledge based business pays you a higher salary than
> Grade School teachers who will be entrusted with the lives of several
> thousand people? I assume that they are knowledge based workers.
I'd agree that teachers are knowledge based workers. Why are they not paid
more money? I don't know. It's tragic. I believe the privatization of
education would increase teachers salary, but that would preclude many
children from having a reasonable opportunity for a good education.
Are teachers salaries reflective of the value we, as a society, place on
formal education? I certainly hope not, but I'm beginning to draw that
IMHO, our parsimony discourages intelligent and competent people from
pursuing a career as a teacher. This clearly impacts the quality of public
education, which in turn excites public opinion, bringing into question,
yet again, the value of our teachers. What a vicious cycle!
Maybe this cycle has, in part, given rise to the number of people turning
to private and home school for their children's education.
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