My starting salary at this university was $42,000. In ten years + tenure it crept up to $56,000.
So obviously the idea to jack up my taxes to offer school teachers starting salaries of $60,000 does not appeal. Especially since these are the same teachers who send me barely literate graduates and I get to redo their work after them.
Bernie’s whole school proposal reads like a letter to Santa. Free everything! For everybody! And loads of money on top! I have no idea how people can read it as anything but comedic. Free breakfast, lunch, snacks, dental care, mental health care, for everybody including illegal immigrants! And to pay for all that, let’s gouge the parents who think it’s their responsibility to parent their own kids. But hey, given how he plans to destroy universities like mine anyway, maybe I do need the free snacks.
Of course, nobody is going to pay for all this stuff and the only parts of the proposal that will be implemented are the ideological ones (the toilets, the locker rooms, the destruction of girls’ sports, the ESL).