It may seem obvious, but other countries' experiences illustrate a more complicated story in improving education outcomes for students.
Over 100 members of Congress refused their paychecks in solidarity with unpaid workers.
Teachers receive salary and pension benefits later in their careers, which works to the advantage of many, including the unions that lead them, but this rewards structure could be keeping lots of talented individuals out of the classrooms.
Teamwork wins games, but a taste for “hero ball” means players are much less cooperative during playoffs. That kind of selfish play is often rewarded with boatloads of money.