Saturday, December 09, 2006

Calling all editors: Fixing our Schools One Pro-Ball Player At A Time

Dear Editors,

The fact that Barry Bonds is getting 16 million dollars to swing a stick at a small ball for one year is emblematic of all that is wrong with our society. Certainly, this demonstrates that our value system is inverted, placing emphasis on entertainment over much of every thing else. Even more troubling is the fact that many of your readers believe that doing so is good for the Giants, and thus, good for everyone.

What if, one day, we turned the pay structures upside-down and paid our teachers like we do professional baseball players and gave professional baseball players the salaries we are currently giving to teachers? Might that kill two birds with one stone, turning our values system right-side up and improve one problem with our public schools?

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