If I were an anonymous blogger and had to pick a clever moniker with which to sign my pithiest posts, I might actually opt for something similar to that decided upon by this person, who goes by "Dr. Homeslice." I'm edgy and educated, it bespeaks.
It's safe to assume, though, that Dr. Homeslice??does not possess a PhD in economics. The veiled vituperator takes me to task for suggesting that teachers' unions in fact hold down educators' wages and make it difficult to attract talented people to the profession. They do this in several ways, such as demanding smaller class sizes (i.e., more teachers) and across-the-board salary raises, which means that every teacher--the good, the bad, the ugly--no matter which subject he teaches--physics, English, dodgeball--receives the same, measly bump. Why not have fewer teachers, make sure they're good teachers, and pay them a lot more? This seems to me an elementary point, and I'm always puzzled that clever, savvy people (doctors, even!)??have such a taxing time accepting it.