Please define "good", once we have ascertained the baseline we can now enjoy a more productive discussion. What makes a person "good" ?<quoted text>
Disagree 100%. They are good people. Just like anyone else, they have a right to seek raises - this doesn't mean they aren't about the kids, but it DOES mean that they are husbands, mothers, etc. with families to consider. Teachers are not overpaid, and the fact that they were on a pay freeze for so long is ridiculous. They don't ask for double their salary or something crazy - they just want to be compensated. They chose this particular career because they love children and teaching; that doesn't automatically forbid them from a good paycheck.
For instance, what entails a "good paycheck" ? Is $25/hour "good" ? How about $35/hour, is that "good" ?
Good is a lot like "fair" or "change", it can mean anything to anyone anywhere anytime.