“It’s a Biblical principle. If you double a teacher’s pay scale, you’ll attract people who aren’t called to teach.”
— Alabama Republican state Sen. Shadrack McGill, offering a novel argument against raising teacher salaries. But McGill, who was speaking at a prayer breakfast, defended a 62 % pay hike Alabama legislators approved for themselves in 2007.
And, God forbid that we should pay our educators a livable salary! That would ruin the whole concept of teaching.