I am sick and tired of the continuing myth implied in Allan Vought's column (Most Underpaid People in the World? published in The Aegis Feb. 17), namely that teachers only work 10 months a year with summers off and are therefore are not underpaid. My husband and I are both retired public school educators (34-plus years and 37-plus years, respectively). If we weren't taking courses in the summer to get advanced degrees or to maintain our certification, one or both of us were working "summer jobs" to assure that the bills got paid and that no one in the family starved. Furthermore, Mr. Vought's comparison of teachers to cabdrivers is ridiculous. I am certain that there are not many cabdrivers with 60-plus credit hours beyond their Master's Degree.
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