[LMB] AKICOT:L Questions/Opinions

Pat Mathews mathews55 at msn.com
Mon Nov 19 03:21:28 GMT 2018

True. But management is considered a higher-class occupation than working in the ranks in every walk of life right now. Thee should be some way for master teachers (and other skilled workers/professionals) to be paid as if they were management without being shoved into the desk job. As Ivan (or was it Miles?) noted, "A lot of people covet Gregor's camp stool, but none of them want his desk."
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I'm suggesting that factors other than "I'm a greedy boss" may be involved.

Tony Z

On Sun, November 18, 2018 6:57 pm, Jason Long wrote:
> All of those may well be true, but I think that it comes down to the
> simple rule that bosses get paid more than worker bees.
> On Sun, Nov 18, 2018 at 7:54 PM Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net> wrote:
>>> On Nov 18, 2018, at 5:26 PM, Tony Zbaraschuk <tonyz at eskimo.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> why are school principals/heads paid more than teachers. Yes, you
>>>> need more teachers than principals but the skill sets don't really
>>>> overlap. A good teacher may (likely) not be a good principal so
>> if
>>>> you promote her you've just lost a good teacher. A good teacher, in
>>>> any subject, helps more kids than just the ones taking her classes.
>>> Supply and demand.
>>> People capable of managing adults are (generally) rarer and require
>>> more experience than those teaching children.
>> And most teachers won’t take a less rewarding job unless the pay is
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