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Teacher Tax Break?

May 09, 2006 1 min read

How much do we value teacher quality? Not enough, argues Leo Hindery Jr. in this Education Week Commentary.

Unlike military personnel and homeowners, Hindery claims, teachers are not duly rewarded by the federal government for their contribution to the long-term social and economic well-being of our country. In keeping with our country’s tradition of using the tax code to reward desirable social behaviors, he recommends K-12 teachers at accredited schools be given full exemption from federal income taxes.

What do you think? Would eliminating federal income taxes on the earnings of K-12 teachers be a good idea to pursue?

A version of this news article first appeared in the TalkBack blog.

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