My aggressive journey to say a few words. (AKA) I'll be saying stuff that won't matter to many of you but it'll ALL mean something to me.
how about those teachers...
Published on March 26, 2004 By wnx_decoy In Sports & Leisure
"Teachers Are Paid Too Much"

I am fed up with teachers and their hefty salary guides. What we need here is a little perspective. If I had my way, I'd pay these teachers myself.... I'd pay them babysitting wages. That's right... instead of paying these outrageous taxes, I'd give them $3.00 an hour out of my own pocket. And I'm only going to pay them for five hours, not coffee breaks. That would be $15.00 a day - each parent should pay $15.00 a day for these teachers to babysit their child. Even if they have more than one child, it's still a lot cheaper than private day care.

Now, how many children do they teach a day - maybe twenty? That's $15.00 x 20 = $300 a day. But, remember they only work 180 days a year!! I'm not going to pay them for all those vacations. $300 x 180 = $54,000. (Just a minute, I think my calculator needs batteries.)

I know now you teachers will say what about those who have ten 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 can round that off to about $5.00 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. Did anyone see a salary guide around here??

Author Unknown - it could have been any one of America's 2.5 million "overpaid" public school teachers



Again, it's not a Cornbread, original but I really liked this letter because of the overly abundant amount of sarcasm and truthfulness at the same time. It really made me feel like buying something for each of my teachers just for being my teacher. If you want to know where I found it you can go and just search for "teachers are paid to much" and you'll probably get about 10 matches to your search. There are a few sites that have other stories in them too so I would recomend looking it up just because.

P.S. -- Yes, imajinit this is my reply to your article.

Capt. over and out!

Comments (Page 1)
on Mar 26, 2004
but babysitters have to know how to change poopy diapers, do you need to no how to do that to earn a master's degree?

Aunt Jamima
on Mar 26, 2004
Yes you do. You know how bad those highschoolers are at controling themselves. Us being highschoolers and don't you think a 2 year old highschooler would need her diaper changed? *wink* *wink*

Capt. over and out!
on Mar 26, 2004
Thanks for the post. My husband is a teacher and makes no money for teaching a full classload with 35 kids in each class. As a high school teacher he is in charge of shaping young minds for the next generation. Should he not make a living wage?
on Mar 26, 2004
When my French teacher showed me this I just knew I had to post it on here. I just forgot about it. Mr. Right's your husband, right? Well, either way thanks Janders' husband.

Capt. over and out!

on Mar 26, 2004
that's pretty much why i want to teach college... at least those folks make enough money to put Ramen noodles on the table
on Mar 26, 2004
But then you don't get the honor of being the one who gave someone like me, a good solid ground to stand on.

Capt. over and out!
on Mar 26, 2004
ok, almost in almost every conversation one the internet Ramen noodles comes up!!! What on earth are these things, are they just fancy noodles?

Aunt Jamima
10-4
on Mar 26, 2004
It's hard to explain. Just know they are good.

Capt. over and out!
on Mar 26, 2004
AH you just don't want to reveal the secret of Ramen noodles!!!!

Aunt Jamima

10-4
on Mar 27, 2004
if you have 14 cents (unless they're on sale) go to the grocery store and buy some...

you'll need some water to cook them though
on Mar 27, 2004

A reasonable teacher salary I'd say would be between $25,000 and $50,000.

Since teachers only work 3/4ths of the year, that adjusts to $33,000 and $67,000. Which I think is pretty reasonable given the vacations and the relative ease of becoming a teacher. Not to mention job security - my grade school and high school had a lot of crummy teachers and none were ever fired despite obvious incompotence.

In the year 2000, the average teach salary was $43,250 (source: DoE). That's nearly $60,000. Suffice to say, teachers are not underpaid IMO.

on Mar 27, 2004
Yet there is crappy teachers all over. There is never enough teachers too.

Brad! You actually misspelled?
on Mar 27, 2004
I've been told that that payment stretches the time they are out of the job which makes it "seem" like less.

Capt. over and out!
on Mar 27, 2004
I think salaries should be based on how long it takes you to train to do a job. I mean if you can learn to run the cash register at WalMart in a few hours you will obviously make lots less than a surgeon who has studied for years to learn his job.

I think becoming a teacher is a calling. I don't think you could find anyone who is teaching who chose it as a career for the money and career potential growth. It does seem to me to be very limited. I mean at WalMart you could work your way up and become a manager or even go corporate - where does a teacher go unless they go to administration which isn't teaching.
on Mar 27, 2004
That's a good point you make there, Locamama. The only way I can think of teachers getting paid more is if they get a doctrine in the subject they are teaching or something like that. Teachers really should have opurtunities to increase pay. It's not like the get paid enough, IMO, in the first place.

Capt. over and out!