Sick of Highly Paid Teachers...???

Hello, all! For my first post into the teacher-bloggy world, I thought I'd share some thoughts that are going around my peers right now. It's also quite timely, taking into account the news that education/public worker pay is making right now in our nation!  Read on and see what you think.... :)

Are you sick of highly paid teachers?
     Teachers' hefty salaries are driving up taxes, and they only work 9 or 10 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 22? So that's $19.50 x 22 = $429.00 a day. However, remember they only work 180 days a year!!! I am not going to pay them for any vacations.

That's $429 X 180= $77,220 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 22 children X 180 days = $205,920 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/22 students=$12.63/6.5 hours = $1.94 per hour per student--a very inexpensive baby-sitter and they even EDUCATE your kids!


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1 comment:

  1. And this doesn't include private school teachers who make dramatically less money than the public school teacher. Thanks for sharing this. This was interesting.


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