What if the NFL Played by Teachers’ rules? (via PWC Education Reform Blog)

pwceducationreform offers up a great analogy. You don’t get this one — you just don’t want to get it.

Check out this op-ed by Fran Tarkenton, published in the Wall Street Journal today, October 3, 2011

Fran’s got a point. Here’s a teaser:

Imagine a league where players who make it through three seasons could never be cut from the roster.

Imagine the National Football League in an alternate reality. Each player’s salary is based on how long he’s been in the league. It’s about tenure, not talent. The same scale is used for every player, no matter whether he’s an All-Pro quarterback or the last man on the roster. For every year a player’s been in this NFL, he gets a bump in pay. The only difference between Tom Brady and the worst player in the league is a few years of step increases. And if a player makes it through his third season, he can never be cut from the roster until he chooses to retire, except in the most extreme cases of misconduct…..Read More

via PWC Education Reform Blog

Here is a link to the Wall Street Journal article. Just in case you do not know. Since WSJ is pay for view, I can only hope it will work.

Mr. Tarkenton, an NFL Hall of Fame quarterback with the Minnesota Vikings and the New York Giants from 1961 to 1978, is an entrepreneur who runs two websites devoted to small business education. (from here)