You insinuate a lot! Give us facts, I.e., all those higher paying system's higher test scores.. Give us proof that some of that tax increase " did many of these things", other than pay teachers more. I've never said teaching was fun( I do hope there is some of that), or easy; it can be profitable, just like any profession( it's according to people's priorities, and saving habits).<quoted text>
From my understanding the increase did many of these things. And I also explained how pay increases for teachers can increase student learning. If you compare the schools systems that pay well you will also find that the scores are in most cases higher. You seem to think teaching would be a fun, easy, and profitable career. Maybe you should become a teacher. It can't be difficult, can it? Instead of complaining you should cash in on it! See if you have what it takes.
I have quite a few family members and friends that teach. That's where I get my information. Most all of them agree with what I've said. They would like for people like you to go away because you make their life more difficult. They are happy doing what they do, and say they knew what the pay and benefits were going into education.