Re: How much should public school teachers make?
I voted "other" because there wasn't an option for lower than the average household income. Since there are a large amount of households that are dual income I don't think it would be fair to pay them as much as two people working. Also, they don't put in a full year's worth of work and they get more holidays than anyone else would ever dream of getting. They get three months off a year so that's 9 months total, off the top. They get anywhere from 2-3 weeks off during the Christmas/New Year break. They get lots of days for every other holiday under the sun. They get sick days and the normal "holiday" days when they can take off whenever. So they are probably looking at close to 7 months of work.
"The long run is a misleading guide to current affairs. In the long run we are all dead." - John Maynard Keynes (admits his philosophy is not viable)