Rapidly rising rents and soaring property prices are driving out invaluable public-sector workers.
US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recently proposed to redirect $15 billion from correctional facilities toward increasing teachers' salaries in high poverty schools. It is both practical and eminently plausible. And with the right kind of leadership and advocacy, it might even become probable.
Arne Duncan calls on state and local leaders to make a change.
"I'm going to do whatever it takes to be creative for our children, even if that means it comes out of my pocket."
Economist Larry Kudlow says teachers make 120K per year.