Denver teacher GroovyGrrl offers up a quiz on her most recent pay hike. She then reflects on a longstanding justification for why educators are paid what they are paid:
It infuriates me when I'm told, in not so many words, that because my job is so fulfulling, that it makes up for a lack of salary. Excuse me? When did my employer become my parent? My family and friends give me love and I feel fulfilled; they show me love, and I feel valued. My employer is supposed to show that I'm valued by giving me money.
(From Groovygrrl’s weblog.)
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