Teachers' hefty salaries are driving up taxes, and they only work 9 or10 months a year! It's time we put things in perspective and pay them for what they do - babysit!
We can get that for less than minimum wage.
That's right. Let's give them $3.00 an hour and only the hours they worked; not any of that silly planning time, or any time they spend before or after school. That would be $19.50 a day (7:45 to 3:00 PM with 45 min. off for lunch and plan-- that equals 6 1/2 hours).
Each parent should pay $19.50 a day for these teachers to baby-sit their children. Now how many students do they teach in a day...maybe 30? So that's $19.50 x 30 = $585.00 a day.
However, remember they only work 180 days a year!!! I am not going to pay them for any vacations.
That's $585 X 180= $105,300
per year. (Hold on! My calculator needs new batteries).
What about those special
education teachers and the ones with Master's degrees? Well, we could pay them minimum wage ($7.75), and just to be fair, round it off to $8.00 an
hour. That would be $8 X 6 1/2 hours X 30 children X 180 days = $280,800 per year.
Wait a minute -- there's
something wrong here! There sure is!
The average teacher's salary
(nation wide) is $50,000. $50,000/180 days
= $277.77/per day/30
students=$9.25/6.5 hours = $1.42 per hour per student--a very inexpensive baby-sitter and they even EDUCATE your kids!) WHAT A DEAL!!!!
Asked by Anonymous at 5:12 PM on Feb. 22, 2011 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by Anouck at 5:13 PM on Feb. 22, 2011
Answer by maxsmom11807 at 5:16 PM on Feb. 22, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 5:16 PM on Feb. 22, 2011
Answer by gemgem at 5:17 PM on Feb. 22, 2011
Here's my state's pay schedule. I get the master's pay for 20 years. Now, I have a degree that took me 6 years worth of college to get. Yes, I work 10 months a year. I could make double this in the private market. I choose to stay with teaching because I like it, and I'm good at it. So, I make $5.01 per student per day. I teach 53 students. This is definitely cheaper than day care.
Answer by jesse123456 at 5:21 PM on Feb. 22, 2011
Answer by janet116 at 5:21 PM on Feb. 22, 2011
Answer by MommaClark3 at 5:31 PM on Feb. 22, 2011
LOL!! I was just about to get my popcorn!! :o)
Answer by LoriKeet at 5:32 PM on Feb. 22, 2011
Answer by skittles1108 at 5:35 PM on Feb. 22, 2011
So could you rework those numbers again to justify the salaries of the NEA executives? They start around page 52ish and go on from there. You'll find they're doing way better than that $105k (don't be misled by the part time regional numbers, the big ones are buried in there a ways). Perhaps, instead of all this righteous indignation at people daring to suggest you not be so bitchy about having a job when so many don't, you could direct some of that vitrol towards the highly paid 6 figure executives who are spending millions of your dues to make you look like the bad guy.
Answer by NotPanicking at 5:37 PM on Feb. 22, 2011