Friday, February 25, 2011

Follow the Money: What's a Teacher's Worth?


OK, First:

In the same time frame as the screen above, the average salary in Wisconsin for:
Gaming Managers was $65,760
Securities, Commodities and Financial Services Sales Agents was $72,550
Art Directors was $72,840
Fashion Designers was $77,780
Broadcast News Analysts was $79,610
Public Relations Managers was $84,900
Athletes and Sports Competitors was $97,250
Marketing Managers was $103,150
I don't begrudge the salary of anyone doing honorable work — certainly not teachers. On average, I don't think practitioners in any of these categories add more value to Wisconsin's (or the U.S.) economy than teachers.

Second: Aren't some of the people moaning about teacher salaries today the same ones who steadfastly argued two years ago that $250,000 a year is barely a living wage? You know who you are; pick a side.

1 comment:

Surfy Surfy! said...

"Aren't some of the people moaning about teacher salaries today the same ones who steadfastly argued two years ago that $250,000 a year is barely a living wage? You know who you are; pick a side

OH SNAP! I would love to hear a rebuttal to this. Excellent!