Good Teachers Teach Lessons of Life

Submitted by HOWARD LOWE In September of 2005, on the first day of school, Martha Cothren, a History teacher at Robinson High School in Little Rock, did something not to be forgotten. On the first day of school, with the permission of the school superintendent, the...

Raise Teacher’s Pay: Response from Texas

Unfortunately, the record for Charter Schools is not a very good one.  There’s no Company CEO to hire good School Directors.  Of course, in the media you’re only going to hear about the schools that have been mismanaged, or those that have abused their funding.  I’m...

Raise Teacher’s Pay: Response from Vern Wuensche

Kim, Thanks for the extensive reply.  I was educated in a rural school with three grades in one room (5 in my class) with the principal obtaining his teaching certificate in the Army.  My education thru HS, BBA, MBA and a CPA too was a long uphill climb because of my...

Raise Teacher Pay: Response from Texas

 Mr. Wuensche, I’m not going to question your statistics.  One thing that I can speak to directly is your stereotypical statement that all school districts have elaborate administration and school buildings, and that every district has way too much...

Raise Teacher’s Pay: Response from Wyoming

While I sympathize and agree with some of what you say, there are other problems in education. One of them is that teachers (as a generalized group) tilt to the left. This is dangerous in the teaching of science, literature, government and history. Another problem is...

Raise Teacher’s Pay

Top Teacher $50,000 Top Lawyer $30,000,000 By VERN WUENSCHE Most states do not pay teachers well enough. My state of Texas is no exception.  The Average teacher salary in Texas now ranges from about $55,000 to $59,000, depending on the district. The salary for the...