Here's another terrible idea from the losers in Sacramento. Proposed Senate Bill 807 would give quite a generous tax break to teachers, exempting them from paying state income tax after five years of teaching.
Teachers and educators would also be allowed a tax deduction for the cost of getting a teaching credential.
Democratic Senators Harry Stearns from Los Angeles and Cathleen Galgiani from Stockton are the "brains" behind this bill.
Here's what Stearns has to say:
“The teaching profession is critical to California’s economic success and impacts every vocation and profession in the state. SB 807 addresses the immediate teacher shortage and sends a loud and clear message across the state and nation: California values teachers.”
He also justified the tax break by saying:
“Teachers are the original job creators."
Public schools in California have become a joke. There has to be a better way to get good teachers and results in our schools.
This is just a stupid idea.