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In a message dated 8/18/00 12:14:53 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
<< Let me see if I've got this right. You want me to go into that room
with all those kids and fill their every waking moment with a love for
So true........all of it.......
Here's another view, I might have posted it before, if I did, sorry....
Subject: Glorified babysitters!!
Realistic Teacher Salaries
I'm fed up with these 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
I'd give them $3 an hour out of my pocket. And I'm only going to pay them
5 hours, not coffee breaks or lunch. That would be $15 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 is still a lot cheaper than private day care.
Now how many children do they have in a class, maybe thirty? That's $15 x 30
= $450 a day.
But remember, they only work 180 days a year! I'm not going to pay them for
all those vacations! $450 x 180 = $81,000. (Just a minute, I think my
calculator must need batteries!) I know, you teachers will say ,"What about
those who have ten
years experience and a Master's Degree?" Well, maybe (to be fair) they
minimum wage and instead of just babysitting they could read a story to
the children. We can round that off to $5 an hour times five hours times
children, that's $750 a day times 180 days, that's $135,000 HUH? Wait
a minute, let's get a little perspective here. Babysitting wages are too
for teachers. Did anyone see a salary guide around here?
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