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My son asked me today on the ride home from his after school jazz band practice if it ever bothered me that persons with less education than I had made more money–a lot more money–than I did. “That’s an easy one,” I told him. “No. Because how much money someone makes has nothing to do with their value in this world.” “Now, I’ll tell you what does bother me,” I said. “When I was your age, and thinking about what I wanted to do with my life, there was an unwritten, unspoken agreement…a sort of ‘social contract’ if you will. And that agreement was that if you chose to be a teacher, in exchange for earning a huge salary, you would get a wage that kept pace with increases in the cost of living, decent health care coverage and retirement benefits, and some form of job security.” “Sounds reasonable,” my son said. “It was…until about 10-12 years ago, when conservatives started tearing apart this social contract. Today in Michigan, teachers no longer have tenure, and the due process job

Source: Teachers and the “social contract”: A parable | Eclectablog

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