So Wendy Davis wants more teachers and more pay for them. (See: “Davis calls for putting more teachers in classroom,” Friday) Who would disagree? Certainly not me.
But guaranteeing entrance to college for the top 20 percent (promising to be a teacher) is absurd. Some people are not meant to be teachers. Many change their minds half-way through college.
So when they graduate, they are guaranteed a job. Which school districts have to hire them? All of them? What if a district has all the teachers they need? And what other noble profession guarantees a job after graduation?
One political party supports ideas that appeal to the masses. It’s popular, after all. But when the law actually passes, they don’t have the means to back it up with dollars. Sound familiar?