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[Susan notes: I'm glad the writer says SHAME ON US--because it is in our national values that the shame lies. OURS. You and I let this continue to happen.]

Published in New York Times

To the editor

Dave Eggers and Ninive Clements Calegari note that "the average ending salary [for teachers] -- after 25 years in the profession -- is $67,000."

The average income of the top 25 hedge fund managers in 2009 was $1 billion. So, on average, one top hedge fund manager makes as much as 15,000 top teachers. Shame on us!

Martin Schiffenbauer

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