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Yakeziites in Action

This morning I was pretty entertained to find that the ineffable Evan, my favorite conservative PF blogger at My Journey to Millions, created a lively stir with a provocative post, “Why Teachers Anger Me.” He got quite a rise out of Budgeting in the Fun Stuff, another of my fave PF bloggers, who replied with verve in a whole post at her own site. Both posts elicited a terrific series of reader comments—33 comments at BFS and 56 at Journey, for a healthy total of 89 responses between the two writers.

Both are members of the Yakezie Challenge. Evan has risen to the 55th slot in Wisebread’s Top 100, with a current Alexa ranking of 89,759, and BFS’s ranking of 85,392 puts her in the 49th place.

Not bad, folks! Keep up the good work.

Meanwhile, Financial Samurai, the instigator of the Yakezie Challenge, has risen to the 19th spot with an Alexa ranking of 40,237. His most recent post will will give you something to think about: he reflects on some startling figures about the ratio of elderly to teenage workers.

6 thoughts on “Yakeziites in Action”

  1. LOL! I did. I think one of my comments went up on your post. Unless I was accidentally signed in as Copyeditor’s Desk, which sometimes happens.

  2. I guess I’m gonna have to go back and read some of the new comments on the teacher debate.

    It is so clear to me that teachers are UNDERPAID for what they do, and that there should be an implementation of performance hurdles to progress.

  3. The problem is, the entities that hire teachers don’t have the funds to pay teachers fairly. They don’t pay many people fairly–a secretary or admin assistant who works for a government office earns terrible pay. My secretary–and I worked at a state institution, not a city or county–earned about $24,000, and she had a master’s degree.

    Per-pupil spending in Arizona public schools is about half the tuition at K-8 Episcopal day school my son attended. And the teachers in that school earn less than public-school teachers earn — they work there because teaching in a private school, where most parents care what happens to their kids, is a great deal less onerous than teaching in public schools. The tuition at that school today is blinding; only the wealthiest can afford to put their kids there. If every American had to bear the full cost of educating our children, taxes would be impossibly high.

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