Massachusetts Governor Paul Cellucci proposed last week in his annual state of the state address that bonuses be offered to people who switch to public school teaching from other professions. It is widely believed that new retirement benefits will induce many veteran teachers to leave the system in the next year or two, and that a teacher shortage will result.

For background on teacher bashing in Massachusetts (a popular sport promulgated by the D.O.E. leadership appointed by Cellucci and his predecessor, William Weld), see cartoons from November 18, 2000, May 20, 2000, March 18, 2000, June 12, 1999, March 7, 1999, January 24, 1999, and November 8, 1998.

View the January 6, 2001 cartoon.

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