I suppose I'm the only one who will find this article bizarre. What is the fate of a science teacher in such a State? Are the happy? Do they have to watch what they say? Some districts say they can find lots of science teachers off the street, but they can't find anyone who speaks another language. Naturally, the history teachers are upset about any bonus to science teachers.
What about the state of Science in those States? Is it all controlled by Small Town Sarahs? I shudder to think. All they seem to want there is a work force smart enough to build cars, and somehow I think they may have trouble with that.