The poor teachers don’t have enough money because under sideways down the legislature gave them less when it is more. I get that. But the state also had $3.1 million in its education budget to keep the center going. Centers, in some circles, are viewed as synonymous with throwing money out the window. The Center for the Advancement of Teaching conjures images of touchy-feely wastes of time. It currently maintains 35 jobs; but it may need to create more to comply with compromise requirements, imposed by legislators, that it review its mission and goals, come up with performance measures, and then report outcomes.