Why aren’t teachers allowed to earn more money according to Alabama state Senator/ evil leprechaun “Shadrack McGill?” Uh, because it is against the Bible to trick people who are not supposed to be teachers according to God’s will into wanting to be teachers just for the sweet, sweet salary. “It’s a Biblical principle. If you double a teacher’s pay scale, you’ll attract people who aren’t called to teach,” McGill argues alarmingly earnestly for an adult human. That’s cool, so teachers should all think of themselves as wise, poor socialists doing the Lord’s work, like Jesus?
Ha ha shouldn’t it actually be against the Bible for Alabama Republicans to talk about education?
“To go in and raise someone’s child for eight hours a day, or many people’s children for eight hours a day, requires a calling. It better be a calling in your life. I know I wouldn’t want to do it, OK?
“And these teachers that are called to teach, regardless of the pay scale, they would teach. It’s just in them to do. It’s the ability that God give ‘em. And there are also some teachers, it wouldn’t matter how much you would pay them, they would still perform to the same capacity.
“If you don’t keep that in balance, you’re going to attract people who are not called, who don’t need to be teaching our children. So, everything has a balance.”
Because, capitalism has no effect on teachers! No wonder the kids are learning nothing but COMMUNISM in school these days.
And then McGill defended raising legislators’ salaries on the basis that it helps prevent corruption among elected officials: “[The lawmaker] needs to make enough that he can say no, in regards to temptation.” Because lawmakers, on the other hand, are not doing the Lord’s work, no matter what Republicans say. [Times-Journal via ThinkProgress]