Quality in the Classroom If we value our children as the hope of the future, why are we so stingy with their education [Feb. 25]? Would a doctor, lawyer or engineer pursue many costly years of education to earn little more than $30,000 a year? Combine that with no mentoring and escalating school violence, and we are recruiting a teaching staff from the bottom of the barrel. Why should the teaching profession be equated with a calling or sainthood? The solution is to pay beginning teachers at least $50,000 and pair them with mentors. Hire smart graduates with majors in their...

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