By Adam Markwood
I wanted to get a few things off my chest so I can give my wife a break from what feels like involuntary political rants. Following is the painfully abridged list.
– Double (at least) K-12 teachers’ salaries and make it easier to fire them. This will attract more talent and sustain excellence in one of the most important professions in the land. We can’t rely on altruism to attract talented teachers, and we can’t let the next generation’s economy be failed by untalented teachers. To the same goal, make school year-round (now that I’m out), increase teacher-parent-student engagement and reduce teacher-student ratio.
Markwood is a real estate consultant in Roanoke.