Discussion in 'General Education' started by blazer, Apr 20, 2019.
Apr 20, 2019
Would it ever happen?
No. And we shouldn't be exempt.
Absolutely not. And as someone who makes low six-figures I pay a lot in taxes, but I use the roads, bridges, hospitals, and a myriad of other government services just like everyone else.
I think it would be ridiculous for tax-payer dollars to go to teacher salaries and then for those dollars to not be taxed at all. It’s unfair and ridiculous for this billionaire to even suggest such a thing.
It would make the general public, many of whom already think teachers are overpaid and underworked, despise us even more.
Aside from the practical uses of taxes — police, fire, roads, etc — there's people out there who already think we're "over paid babysitters" — was genuinely told this yesterday at my new school by a parent. Making us tax exempt would only make it worse and widen the divide between parents and teachers. Which in turn would hurt our students.
No. Let's just all get paid more so we can whine about being in the highest taxed bracket.
Apr 25, 2019
THIS! LOL! I just got a pay raise in 2016 and had to PAY taxes the past two years instead of getting a refund. Better believe I whined and complained (but in jest, because I am grateful for that pay raise, and I don't really mind paying taxes).
That’s awesome! Good for you!
How much of a pay raise did you get?
Apr 28, 2019
No we need to pay taxes. If we dont we would probably be penalized in some other way. Example: In California teachers do not pay into social security or state disability. So if I were ever hurt and could not work or retired I am not eligible to receive either. I have to pay into private disability insurance. If they ever get rid of teacher pensions and they might. I would be screwed if I ever wanted to retire. I just hope that I would be able to recoup the amount I pay into the pension system each year.
Apr 29, 2019
How did that go over?
I looked her dead in the eye and told her "I'm glad you feel that way. I'll take him off our various activities he participates in — we don't get paid for that. No free babysitting. "
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