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A Country’s Shame: Educator’s Pay

I’d like to start off by saying I am not being bias. My entire family is involved in education. We’re educators. It’s in our blood on both sides.

I am truly ashamed and bothered by the amount of change that educators get paid. Everything you do in life you have to be educated to do. A professional athlete has to go through grade school to be able to advance to the big leagues. Singers and entertainers can’t write music without learning how to write.

This country has a lot to be proud of, but I think we get so cocky in this land of the free that we lose sight of the fact that we don’t have it all figured out. We’ve still got some bits and pieces scattered about, and no, it’s not one president’s fault, it’s not one party’s fault, it’s a country’s fault.

We have a lot to work on. A lot of things are being done here that aren’t making any sense and simply aren’t right. However, the salary we pay our service men and women and educators is one of the things we should be the most ashamed of. The fact that we pay entertainers millions of dollars and pass off an educator’s payment as a labor of love is ridiculous.

People definitely don’t go into education to make money. It has its perks, don’t get me wrong. It just so happens that some of those perks are priceless, but because they are doesn’t mean that we should put such a small price on their contribution.

I think service men and women and educators should be some of the highest paid people in this country. It’s bittersweet that one day I’ll make more money off of a book than the educator that taught me how to read and write will make in a year. In the land of the free and home of the brave we imprison our educators’ pockets and treat them like they should do what they do for free. To me, that should be our country’s shame.

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