I have to admit I'm completely confused by what you are trying to argue here. You tell me to get some facts and then completely undermine your own argument.
Is your position that teachers in Baltimore or overpaid or underpaid?
Your responses read like you think the teachers aren't being paid appropriately but then keep following it up with a political slogan that "throwing money at a problem won't fix it" when paying someone who is underpaid more money *is* the fix to that specific problem.
You end with another feel good slogan that doesn't offer any insight into policy:
quality over quantity
but to do that you don't want to pay teachers more than $38K per year?
*sigh* no I am addressing points you brought up that were tangental. None of that is accurate. You cant assume that increasing dollars spent per student will yield better education. There isnt a strong correlation there.
If money spent = better education then how does South Korea spend something like 6k/student and still have a better education system than the US? More money does not mean a better educational system, it just means a more expensive one. We need to figure out how to better educate our children. IF that means we pay 15k, 20, hell even 50k/student I am fine with that. But we cant just assume that we can put more money into the existing system and it will somehow magically improve.