I Just Hope She’s Not a Math Teacher

There was quite an interesting dust-up in New Jersey yesterday when the governor responded to teacher Rita Wilson’s complaint that she wasn’t getting paid adequately for her education and experience:

… borough teacher Rita Wilson, a Kearny resident, argued that if she were paid $3 an hour for the 30 children in her class, she’d be earning $83,000, and she makes nothing near that.

“You’re getting more than that if you include the cost of your benefits,” Christie interrupted.

When Wilson, who has a master’s degree, said she was not being compensated for her education and experience, Christie said:

“Well, you know then that you don’t have to do it.” Some in the audience applauded.

H/T Hot Air.
Discussion at The Anchoress.

The Washington Examiner’s Mark Hemingway updates the story today. Looks as though Ms. Wilson’s being overpaid, according to her own calculations:

Hmm. Well, based on this PDF from the Rutherford, New Jersey Board of Education— it looks like Ms. Wilson makes a salary of $86,389.

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