A Biblical Principle, You Say

“It’s a Biblical principle. If you double a teacher’s pay scale, you’ll attract people who aren’t called to teach,” so said Alabama State Sen. Shadrack McGill. But as far as I can tell he didn’t vouchsafe to us exactly what part of the Bible he was referring to. He does babel on some more about a teacher’s “calling.” In general, I’m at a loss to know what anyone means when they attempt to apply something they read or think they read in the Bible to something that’s going on today. But at least most people making such claims mention want part of the Bible they are thinking of.
I try my best to avoid argumentum ad hominem, so rather than saying that Sen. McGill is crazy, I’ll make a more modest claim. The “logic” behind his thoughts on teacher pay is crazy.
It may be the Year of the Bible in Pennsylvanian but it doesn’t sound like it will be the year of the teacher in Alabama.