Only money can fix education. Lots and lots of money. Dump trucks of it dumped right in a giant hole in Randi Weingarten’s backyard where it travels through the sewers into the coffers of top Democrats.
When we pay our teachers like we pay NBA players, only then will children get to the halfway mark at reading. Instead, we pay them like WNBA players.
For now, New York City schoolteachers must somehow survive on a miserly $150,000 a year.
New York City educators will get fat pay hikes and bonuses of up to 20% under a new five-year, $6.4 billion labor contract announced Tuesday by Mayor Eric Adams and the United Federation of Teachers.
The top teacher salaries for the longest serving teachers will exceed $150,000 for the first time.
The proposed contract also cuts in half — from 15 to eight years — the length of time it takes most teachers to reach a salary of $100,000.
The agreement covering 120,000 teachers and other staff also expands voluntary virtual learning opportunities for students — an initiative pushed by Adams and Schools Chancellor David Banks.
Because the one thing we’ve learned is how well Zoom school works.
Still, most NYC teachers deserve that six-figure salary considering how well the students are learning.
Less than half of all 3rd through 8th graders in New York City were proficient in reading in 2019, according to state test data cited in the report.
It’s our fault. Surely if we paid teachers like NBA players, the students would know how to read.