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Unformatted text preview: applicants it once had for the position. Hess does an excellent job in allowing the reader to see that although perhaps teachers deserve more for their hard work they earn a decent living for the work that is done. Yet as a society it seems selfish then to complain that raising their pay is unnecessary, that it would only attract those interested in the money, and not for the right reason. Yet as a society we watch the best lawyers and doctors earn beyond the average salary and no one has a problem. It actually shows their level of competence. So why would that not be a good incentive to attract well qualified individuals. I think that perhaps a combination of pay increases for qualifications and incentives for quality of work needs to be implemented not only to keep selfish tax payers happy but create a position that is no longer one destined for mediocre individuals....
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- Fall '13
- Daniel Rincon, Professor Herrmann, widely accepted phrase