The High Cost Of Low Teacher Salaries Analysis

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Dave Eggers and Ninive Clements Calegari. “The High Cost of Low Teacher Salaries.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 30 Apr. 2011, www.nytimes.com/2011/05/01/opinion/01eggers.html. Dave Eggers and Ninive Calegari are writers for the New York Times. They wrote an article not long ago regarding “The High Cost of Low Teacher Salaries.” The article focused primarily on the cost of not paying teachers what they deserve to be payed and the cost that will take effect in the future. As a future teacher, I am moderately concerned with the pay because I know it is hard for my teacher who pays for her apartment and everything else. I also know that if you ask any teacher they will say they went into teaching for the kids and not for the money. …show more content…
We blame the generals and the Secretary of Defense. Then the article follows by stating that in education we do blame our teachers when their students do not perform well on a standardized test. In like manner, the article then states if we do not like the way a school performs on a test, we blame the teachers then restrict their resources. Following, the article states that when our military does not get the results they want they are given better and stronger tools, but teachers are not. Next, the article states that teachers are making less than professionals in other careers that require like education. Following, the article states that teachers do have to work two jobs in some states to make ends meet for their family. Furthermore, the article explains that if we do not start treating our teachers fairly then many more will leave the profession. In addition, it is stated in the article that in other countries they sincerely trust their teachers, but in the United States there is no trust. Finally, the article ends with the thought of how do we pay teachers more; the same way we pay for wars and …show more content…
This article is written for the general audience because it is used to inform the society about what we can do to stop teachers from leaving the profession. The article is written for the general audience because of the data that is used to give examples of how teachers are more of value in other countries. The article is written for the general and professional audience because it was created to bring attention to others that are not in the profession of teaching. This article is written for the professional audience because it shows what will happen as a result of not treating our teachers with respect. This article is written for a professional audience because it shows that if we lose our teachers the United States will suffer as a country. This article is written for a professional audience because it can be used to bring attention to our congress that can make a change in teachers

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