Originally Posted by BroncoBeavis
It's good you have some choice. Definitely not the case everywhere though. And I agree that good teachers need better pay. Unfortunately that can't happen in a system where teachers are often simply paid for how long they've occupied their chair.
School choice will help fix some of this though. If a school has a ****ty teacher, a district can't afford to keep them around long if it means students start walking out the door. And correspondingly, schools will compete to keep the best teachers that draw students.
I agree...Schools that educate their students and perform well will see increased enrollment, and better pay for their teachers, where as those that suck will like any other enterprise that sucks, go the way of the dinosaurs.