Here is a great article in the New York Times on supporting education.
What I Learned at School
By MARIE MYUNG-OK LEE
Published: March 30, 2011
Times Topic: Teachers and School Employees
THE tumult over state budgets and collective bargaining rights for public employees has spilled over into resentment toward public school teachers, who are increasingly derided as “glorified baby sitters” whose pay exceeds the value of the work they do.
But how exactly do we measure the value of a teacher?