Re: Education & Jobs

Ronald Kephart (rkephart@OSPREY.UNF.EDU)
Thu, 10 Oct 1996 14:51:04 -0400

In message <> Chuck Coker writes:

> Now how much did they tell me my college education was worth?

My PhD in anthropology was worth $23,000 a year, when I started here at UNF
(Florida) in 1989. Or at least that was all they would pay me, and they refused
to let me bargain, and of course I was desperate...

> It is a good thing that many of us do what we do because we love the
> work--we sure can't be here for the money!

Why can't we pay teachers (I'm thinking especially of elementary school
teachers) what they're really worth to our society, and ask the lawyers and
doctors to do what THEY do for the love instead of the money? Of course, most
of them just wouldn't stand for it. I know I'll catch hell for saying this, but
I'm a firm believer in paying people like teachers for the SOCIAL, rather than
the MARKET, value of their labor.

Ron Kephart