|How About A Legislative Apple For Our Teachers?|
Give 'Em A Decent Raise, For Crying Out Loud
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The Bill's sponsor, Republican Senator Craig Tieszen from Rapid City, told the Rapid City Journal yesterday that "some people don't run for office because the pay is too low." Tieszen's concerns were amplified by the Senate Majority Leader, Republican Tim Rave from Baltic, who told RCJ that it was becoming "more and more difficult to recruit candidates" over his 13 years in office, and that the issue "needs to be brought into the limelight."
Both of these gentlemen merit a big thumbs-up on the basis that their concerns have merit and that their logic is flawless. But it's also useless if it's only self-exercised. Like it or not, market forces really do determine the quality and quantity of people willing to enter the pool of public employees. So Tieszen, Rave, and all those of you seeking to increase your own compensation, why won't you apply that same flawless, impeccable and indisputable logic to the financial plight of South Dakota's teachers????
Are you people in Pierre daft? Are you in the grip of a Kafka-esque scenario that makes a set
|Surrealism In Pierre|
Did Franz Kafka Script SB 170?
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