...for the same $. Where I work, substitute teachers make great money. Practically on par with full-time. Recently, my days (as a sub) have become hilariously easy-going after I bought a portable projector/screen/speakers to bring to my classes. I have games, and extra work that I bring. A full case of things. And it just hit me: "Why do teachers even bother going for full-time?". It hit me mostly after meeting 2-3 subs who actually left full-time teaching for permanent sub positions. -Full-Time Teacher- Salary: 60,000 Responsibilities: marking, parents, lesson planning, disgruntled staff, in-school problems, and being responsible for your students' academic progression (and add about 100 more things to this list) -Substitute Teacher- Salary: 55,000-60,000 (I teach multiple subjects, so I can get 4-5 days a week easily). - Responsibilities: ... make sure the kids are ok by the end of the day. Same $, for maybe 5% of the work and stress? (+ includes full-benefits here). Why would anyone choose full-time over this?