Teachers Get Paid to Much

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  1. JaimeMarie

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    Teachers Get Paid Too Much...

    I'm fed up with teachers and their hefty salary schedules. What we need here is a little perspective.

    If I had my way, I'd pay these teachers myself-I'd pay them baby-sitting wages. That's right-instead of paying these outrageous taxes, I'd give them $3 an hour out of my own pocket. And I'm only going to pay them for five hours, not lunch or coffee breaks. That would be $15.00 a day. Each parent should pay $15 a day for these teachers to babysit their child. Even if they have more than one child, it's still a lot cheaper than privated daycare.

    Now, how many children do they teach every day-maybe 20? That's $15x20=$300 a day. But remember they only work 180 days a year! I'm not going to pay them for vacations! $300x180=$54,000. (Just a minute, I think my calculator needs new batteries.)

    I know you teachers will say-What about those who have 10 years experience and a Master's Degree? Well, maybe (to be fair) they could get the minimum wage, and instead of just babysitting, they could read the kids a story. We could round that off to about $5 an hour, times five hours, times 20 children. That's $500 a day times 180 days. That's $90,000....HUH?

    Wait a minute, let's get a little perspective here. Babysitting wages are too good for these teachers. Has anyone seen a salary schedule around here?

    ~Anonymous
     
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  3. Grover

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    Yeah, time to get a new calculator!
     
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    Ugghhh....I don't get paid that. Lmbo. Yep, they need a new calculato
     
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    I read this several years ago and it's still just as poignantly humorous as it was then. Good job bringing it back!
     
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    Sign me up! Dump my $27,600 starting salary-I'll take the $54,000!
     
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    Thank God this wasn't what I thought it was. Phew....I'm so tired of the teaching bashing. I'm glad this one was on our side :)
     
  8. Teaching Grace

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    Amen! Too bad they don't pay us that!
     
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    I actually did the math last year with one of my classes (7th graders)... if I made 5 dollars an hour for the kids I had (average of 25 kids, for5 hours a day, 180 days).... ($112,500 per year) (For the record, it was based off a question one had asked.)

    They were shocked. Then they wanted to know how much I really made. I only told them the fractional form of it. I make less than a third of that (but more than a fourth). Again.... shock.
     
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    can you imagine how great my salary would be if they paid me that, with the new class sizes my school wants ..35 in a class :)
     
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    In my local district, teachers with a masters earn like 85k after 25 years (after 10 years with a doctorate)
     
  12. Lynn K.

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    Is it wrong that I want desperately to forward this to the administration at my school?!?! And publish it on the school website? Maybe send it as a letter to the editor!?
     
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    Doesn't it make you want to open a home daycare? I know a woman that watches an average of 10 kids, 5 days a week year round in her home. Now I know why she chose that instead of "real" job. She's been doing it for at least 30 years, possibly longer.
     
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    Lol...just did the math on mine. Making minimum wage here ($9 per hour) over 5.5 hours (the total length of teaching time per day) times 30 (my average class size) time 200 (the amount of days in our school year) and my salary would be.....

    $286,000.

    Sign me up!
     
  15. JaimeMarie

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    200 days in your school year? WOW. We wouldn't get out until the middle of July and would go back the middle of August. Not thanks.

    I would make 105,000. 5 hrs a day, min. wage 7.5 hr, 16 students for a 175 days.
     
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    The original quote was not minimum wage per client. The original quote was babysitting wages per client and while the amount per child is low, it is still the babysitting wage in many areas. The point was that even with this LOW wage, it adds up.
     
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    oh your right haha. Babysitting wages here are 6.50.
     
  18. JaimeMarie

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    I would still be at 91000.
     
  19. cutNglue

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    I think it is a safe bet that it is still more than you are making now. :whistle:

    I have a small class so I'm making more than the original quoted babysitting wages.
     
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    Wow I want to copy this and forward it to every teacher I know. I started to get a little testy until I continued to read. I had never thought of it in that way!!!
     
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    Man, what's sad is that babysitting wages/hour are so much more than $5 an hour. I wish we could all make what I make an hour babysitting multiplied by how many kids we had in our rooms. That would be amazing!!!
     
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    I have seen this in an email, but at first I didn't know where this post was going! Then after the first three or so lines, I started to see the point that was about to be made. And a very good point it is! :)
     
  23. scholarteacher

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    We make less than most states, and our superintendent wants to go with pay for performance, starting all teachers, regardless of degrees or experience, at starting teacher salary. No way!
     
  24. JaimeMarie

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    Scholar what is starting teacher salary there?
     
  25. Mrs Ski

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    Yeah lets add in all those clerical/ preparation hours too. I think we all agree that teachers are not paid enough. I always loved playing LIFE, because I could be the teacher AND still make 100K a year
     

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