Rock star Sting says teachers should be paid more

England's musician Gordon Sumner, better known as Sting, poses for photographers during a press conference in Mexico City, Saturday, May 8, 2010. Sting is in Mexico to perform a charity concert. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

May 8, 2010 7:24:48 PM PDT
School teacher-turned-rock star Sting says teacher salaries must be raised to attract society's best minds into classrooms.

Sting spoke to reporters Saturday in Mexico City before a $550-a-ticket concert. The show is part of a fundraising "Learning for Life" tour that supports education in developing countries.

Sting, the former leader of the British rock band The Police, said: "One of the most important jobs in the planet is to teach children. Our entire future depends on children being educated."