Sick of High Paid Teachers?
Friday, May 4, 2007

> I, for one, am sick and tired of those high paid teachers. Their hefty salaries are driving up taxes, and they only work nine or ten months a year! It's time we put things in perspective and pay them for what they do. . >baby-sit! We can get that for less than minimum wage. That's right. . . I would give them $3.00 dollars an hour and only the hours they worked, not any of that silly planning time.
> That would be $19.50 a day (7:45 AM to 3:30 PM with 45 min. off for lunch). Each parent should pay $19.50 a day for these teachers to baby-sit their children. Now, how many do they teach in a day. . maybe 30? So that's 19.5 X 30 = $585 .00 a day. But remember they only work 180 days a year! I'm not going to pay them for any vacations. Let's see. . . that's 585 x 180 = $105,300.00 (Hold on! My calculator must need batteries!)
> What about those special teachers or the ones with master's degrees? Well, we could pay them minimum wage just to be fair. Round it off to $7.00 an hour. That would be $7 times 6-1/2 hours times 30 children times 180 days = $245,700.00 per year.
> Wait a minute, there is something wrong here! There sure is, duh!

And you know - I have 40+ students in many of my classes!!


Wednesday, May 9, 2007 10:23 AM


My mom is a teacher. And one year, right before a teacher strike (happend almost annualy as far as i remember), I gave her a button/pin that said "Whay be rich when you can be happy as a teacher". As a joke right... some of the other teachers didt think it that funny... sarcasm is lost on some people.. :)

Monday, May 7, 2007 9:41 AM


Kinda hilarious, isn't it? That by sensible reckoning, teachers are actually UNDERPAID for what they do;)

Still...this person needs a realisty check. Teachers do a hell of a lot more than merely babysit:(


Saturday, May 5, 2007 12:19 PM


Yep. I'm the daughter of a teacher and I'm married to a teacher, so I know what slackers they are. NOT. Good one, msg!

Saturday, May 5, 2007 8:05 AM



I can't wait to join the ranks of under-appreciated and abused teachers! ;)

Saturday, May 5, 2007 6:54 AM


Ha! I started laughing when I began reading this and was hoping that whoever posted it was seriously joking. And you were, so no flames. Yeah. My aunt taught school in a podunk town in southern Illinois. Their encyclopedias were from the 70s AND, according to the classroom world maps, the Berlin wall was still standing and the USSR had not been dissolved! Not only that, but she, like most teachers I've known, spent a couple hundred dollars of her own money on classroom supplies EVERY YEAR. Kudos to you teachers and all the crap you put up with.

Friday, May 4, 2007 6:53 AM


Heck, where I am, I have to pay a 15 year old $8 per hour to sit my very well behaved (soon to be 5 year old). Hmm! At that rate per child, a teacher could retire in a few years. That's $302,000 per year.

Friday, May 4, 2007 6:23 AM


(Growls under his breath) Can't even vocalize how f'ed up that is.


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