Just an interesting article posted on the Yahoo site: Should the starting salary for a teacher be $60,000? I think all teachers can attest that their job is often under appreciated, and honestly, no one goes into teaching for the money (obviously). So... should we get raises? Will that really affect student achievement? Will it draw in a new crowd of undergrads interested in pursuing education? I can tell you right now: When students tell me they're interested in teaching, I tell them the truth. I explain that it's a lot of work, often times you'll have to defend your position, and if you want a job around here, good luck! A lot have to initially move out of the area. However, as cliche as it is, it's the most rewarding career and it's a labor of love that all of us are committed to, regardless of pay.