Cheers to the writer of the Sept. 4 letter “Give GA a teacher’s salary” and his proposal to establish a pay schedule for a full-time legislature based on its current schedule for teachers.
Those in the legislature who would say they deal with issues far more important than the day to day issues of a teacher’s job should ask themselves who gave them the basis of their knowledge to deal with those issues. Who gave them the skills to question, to deduce and to formulate the ideas they then place into law?
Perhaps if teachers were paid their worth, they would produce a far more effective pool of legislators who could get the job done in the allotted time frame.
The legislators are the product of their teachers. Based on some of the questionable laws they passed recently, some of them may need some remedial education, but all in all, they rate no greater reward than that which they have placed upon those who formulated their thought processes.
In fact, compared with some of their teaching successes, the legislators probably deserve less.