I agree. Now. I make enough to survive and a little bit to enjoy the city I live in (on the weekends, I'm a sucker for rock concerts and short dresses, what can I say). But also, in MN, subs are required to have a four-year degree and a substitute teaching license. If we sub longer than 20 days (I think it's 20, it may be 30), we're required to be fully licensed in the content area and age group we're teaching, just as we would if it were a permanent job. When I held a LTS job, I was paid just shy of $200/day. MN has some stricter guidelines for teachers, but also pays comparatively well. Also, the PRAXIS II is no longer valid in MN as of fall 2010. They made their own teacher exams because they're so bad-ass. But I digress.