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Bryan Suarez December 15, 2008 Dr. Shane Borrowman English 102 Low Salary, Low Importance? Why is it that our society harps on getting the best education possible and going to college, but the people that teach the students are treated poorly? Teachers should be the most valued profession in our country because they are the most important. Starting public school teachers get paid on average thirty to forty thousand dollars a year. Because of this, many teachers leave their profession for a higher paying job. There is no definite tenure and there are minimal benefits that also don’t motivate teachers to stay. Even though the salaries are low, teachers do receive more benefits than other professions. But these benefits don’t change the fact that they are being underpaid. These benefits “such as pensions health care, and payroll taxes” (Winans) don’t make up the difference of the money that they should be receiving. The public school teachers don’t get paid well because there is no rarity in the profession. For example, a good heart surgeon works maybe three times a week, but since their job is so difficult and there is a small pool of surgeons, they get paid a lot. They went to medical school for many years
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