17 Feb '12, 7pm

Alabama Senator: God Wants Teachers to be Underpaid | Care2 Causes

Alabama Senator: God Wants Teachers to be Underpaid | Care2 Causes

In case you managed to miss this one: Alabama state senator Shadrack McGill has spent the last two weeks trying to explain his way out of a controversial statement about public school teachers’ salaries made at a prayer breakfast. I’m just going to present the entire quote here, because it really is mind-blowing: “Teachers need to make the money that they need to make. There needs to be a balance there. If you double what you’re paying education, you know what’s going to happen? I’ve heard the comment many times, ‘Well, the quality of education’s going to go up.’ That’s never proven to happen, guys. “It’s a Biblical principle. If you double a teacher’s pay scale, you’ll attract people who aren’t called to teach. “To go in and raise someone’s child for eight hours a day, or many people’s children for eight hours a day, requires a calling. It better be a calling in your life...

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