Thomas Ramey Watson

Why do we save Billionaires, but not Teachers?

Posted by Les Leopold
May 1, 2010

This week thousands of New Jersey public school students walked out of class to protest draconian school budget cuts.  Save my teacher, their signs read.

In a state that is home to a bevy of high finance billionaires, with the highest per capita income in the nation, teachers

are being sacked left and right.

In our town half the student body protested outside the high school.

Perhaps the protesters should turn their eyes towards the twenty-five top hedge fund honchos who took in $25 billion in 2009.

Their earnings  alone could fund 658,000 entry level teachers.

Excellent points.
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