Friday, April 20, 2012

Finding Great Teachers

I've been saying for years that we as a country have to find a way to attract the best and brightest into education.  Currently most of our teachers come from the bottom half of our graduation classes.  Why?  Money!  Who the hell wants to make $30,000 a year when they could make ten times that at some hedge fund. Now, I am smart enough to know that we probably can't find enough money to make every great teacher rich.  But you could give some incentives to encourage people to go into the profession.  My good buddy, FDR Murphy, came up with a winner --- eliminate income tax for teachers.  Wow FDR, that's a great idea.

I know, I know.  I can here you all now.  Hey King, won't that just increase the deficit?  NOOOOOO -- because when I am King I am going to tax all churches as corporations or small business.  I never figured out why they should be tax exempt,  since religion in general tends to do more harm that good.  If that doesn't prove to be enough revenue, eliminate all the tax breaks given to the oil companies. 

3 comments:

  1. Franklin Delano MurphyApril 21, 2012 at 10:10 AM

    Thanks for the credit for the idea of "tax exempt teachers;" however, I was merely resurrecting an old idea that never seems to get anywhere with the powers that be. I do still believe it is a great idea. We just need some courageous leaders to push it through in Congress. I know if such a bill came to President Obama, he would sign it.

    Oh, by the way, as long as you might be King, can you declare that it will not rain on our golf today. Right now the Golf gods seem to be saying that we will only get in nine holes. Hmmmm!
    FDR

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  2. Golf Gods assured me we would get in at least 13 holes.

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  3. As a teacher - I endorse this idea!

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