Given the discrepancy between salaries of, well, lets say the average tenured veteran teacher and just the bonus for signing rookie baseball players, the market speaks volumes and, of course, its the boy.
The happiest day of his life thrust 18-year-old Michael Durant toward a manhood for which he did not feel ready. Even a dream come true, he learned, has untold consequences.End Slice:
On June 7, the Philadelphia Phillies selected Michael -- a 6-foot-5, 240-pound senior at Berkeley High, whose raw power, agility and baseball intelligence had attracted a flock of major league scouts -- in the fourth round of the first-year player draft, fulfilling a dream the young man had nurtured since fourth grade. Within 24 hours, the Phillies offered him a $245, 000 signing bonus to turn pro, and if he accepted he would report to their rookie league club in Clearwater, Fla., by June 24.
And the American population wonders why there is a problem with recruiting high quality teachers.