So this morning I was reading a local article. My state (Utah) had a rather serious teacher shortage as of late and one of the natural responses was a "wage war" amongst the districts. This morning's article was talking about how nicely this seemed to have worked (and mentioning a few districts that still have openings, so if any of you job searchers want to come to sunny St. George or maybe move into the tech boom vicinity...). Anywho, this website allows comments. Many comments were in the lines of "yay teachers!" and "hey, offering more money, whodathunk?" But there were still those comments whining over how the average Utah teacher gets paid more than the average Utah worker (whatever that means) and how Mr. Me works 18-hour days 7 days a week and has to buy his own insurance and blah blah blah... basically, all boiling down to a bunch of comments saying teachers should beg for lower wages and continue to teach. I'm sorry, but how does stomping your foot and whining and yelling at teachers make them go "You're absolutely right! I'm wrong for liking a higher paycheck."?