We haven’t had any teachers’ salary increases because we were told that … there’s no money and yet, at the same time, these [private] companies are getting all kinds of state and local tax subsidies. It just seems like the public [commons] is being pillaged by privateers. And at the same time it unfolds that there isn’t money for salaries –it’s not keeping up with the basic rate of inflation.Conrad from Austin, TX | Map
On a teacher’s salary … I felt the need to sell my home and… live in an apartment to truly live within my personal budget because the politicians who control the big budget can’t get their act together. I mean, really? Only one penny out of every dollar for discretionary spending goes to education? You look at that and you’d think, what is this, is this some [developing] country somewhere? No, it’s the US.
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