Here is the letter our school's principal posted on the school website:
Am I the only one who wishes that teachers and administrators would just figure it out? Our families are hurting and we CANNOT afford to pay more for taxes and supplies! They have to sacrifice too! I thought teachers were supposed to teach out of love for their job, not huge salaries and benefits!
They are whining here about a 10% pay cut. My husband is unemployed and took a 100% pay cut. Boo hoo hoo!
Am I the only one who wants to send an email telling her to buck up?
BTW - I looked up my kid's teacher's salary on the county website. $47,000! For what? Would anyone join in a letter writing campaign telling the government that you would ENJOY seeing education cut so maybe lazy teachers would get out and only the ones who truly care would be left behind?
Asked by Anonymous at 10:23 AM on Apr. 7, 2011 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by CraftingMama at 10:24 AM on Apr. 7, 2011
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Answer by jewjewbee at 10:34 AM on Apr. 7, 2011
Answer by mommyjenny2009 at 10:34 AM on Apr. 7, 2011
Honestly, I read it and no I don't. I think most schools are being hit hard with lack of funding. I don't think parents realize just how much books cost (over $100 each for some text books) or how much schools pay for those notes and newsletters that line a child's backpack for months and then are tossed away. Most teachers do go into this line of work because the love it. Many teachers are also looking at that same income cut that your family is - as class sizes go up teachers loose their jobs. Parents who have that "$47,000! For what?" attitude just don't understand how much goes into being a teacher. Summers are spent preparing for next year (and often working a second job), weekends are spent doing lesson plans or catching up on grading papers, or trying to get communication ready for parents. Teachers spend their own money for supplies when parents won't so no child goes without. Thank them, don't hate them.
Answer by scout_mom at 10:39 AM on Apr. 7, 2011
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