There is one thing about our society that is really pissing me off. The way our society is supposed to work, is that people are paid for the amount of difference they are making in our world. This usually holds true; most people are paid what they diserve, but there is one occupation that is probably the most important part of our society who are paid pennies compared to some of the completely frivolous multi-million dollar jobs.
The people I am speaking of are the educators. The teachers. The people who spend their lives sharing the knowledge they have with others so that the next generation can build on that knowledge. Where would we be without them? We would still be in the stone age, because every time somebody died, everything they learned in their life would be lost, and the next generation would have to learn it all over again. Our finest scholars would still be stuck figuring out arithmetic. And look at what they’re paid! They get barely enough to support themselves, and even though they may not be working hard a some jobs, they are still the key to our society.
And the reason for raising teacher’s salaries have more benifits than just being fair to teachers. I’m not talking about a tiny little raise, I’m talking about making them some of the best paid people in the world. Suddenly, there is a huge amount of competition for who gets to be a teacher, because everyone wants that kind of money. So now only the good teachers are able to get jobs, and the crappy ones have to go live in a gutter! Now all the students are happy, too, because all their teachers are incredibly talented at what they do, and certain high school science teachers are out of a job! With the educators so much better, I’ll bet we would show giant leaps and bounds of our country’s test scores.
So where do we get the money for these huge raises? Here’s an idea: we take them out of the salaries of a class of people who are grossly overpaid, and aren’t helping our society along at all. Who comes to mind? How ’bout professional athletes? Let’s just switch the salaries of the athletes with the teacher’s salaries! I mean, how are athletes helping our society at all? Enterainment. They spend their lives training to play a game. A game who’s outcome matters not, and it’s purly so Americans can be entertained. Sure, they add to our culture, and give america a name, but really, they are paid millions of dollars to play a fucking game!!!
Anyway, my first act when I’m king of the world is raising teachers salaries. Thought I’d give you the heads up.