What do teachers make?

August 2, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More

What does a teacher make? Taylor Mali explains:

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Dan Klarmann says:

    I’ve always liked this rant. But usually watch “Labeling Keys” to cool down afterward.

  2. KBO says:

    Taylor Mali is awesome. When I was an undergrad, I was inspired by his poem, so I sent him an e-mail to let him know, and he personally e-mailed me back.

  3. Erich Vieth says:

    Matt Damon, on teachers (from The Nation):

    “I don’t know where I would be today if my teachers’ job security was based on how I performed on some standardized test,” Damon said. “If their very survival as teachers was based [not] on whether I actually fell in love with the process of learning, but rather if I could fill in the right bubble on a test. If they had to spend most of their time desperately drilling us and less time encouraging creativity and original ideas; less time knowing who we were, seeing our strengths, and helping us realize our talents. I honestly don’t know where I’d be today if that was the type of education I had. I sure as hell wouldn’t be here. I do know that.”

    http://www.thenation.com/blog/162558/matt-damon-arne-duncan-and-divisive-teacher-quality-debate

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