My wife was a teacher for 10 years. She was a good teacher but got sick of the parents (or parent-singular/other "caregiver") who didn't give a damn that their kid was failing or a classroom malignancy. So I love teachers. But by and large, teachers and their slimy union is there to feather their nests whether they are doing a good job or not. And I'm sorry, $100K a year for a bachelor's degree and 9 months of work is too much. And if it's "not enough" for you then go do something. When you are employed by the people who pay taxes, you get to take what they will pay.