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Teacher pay

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Ann Weaver (aweaver)
Wed, 26 Aug 1998 14:18:10 -0400

Don't have time to check to see if this has been shared before. It's
always good to read it again, anyway. How many kids to you have per
class and teach per day?


I'm fed up with teachers and their hefty salary schedules. 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 disguised as planning times. That would be $15.00 a day. Each
parent should pay $15.00 a day for these teachers to babysit their
children. Even if they have more than one child, it's still cheaper
than private daycare. Now how many children do they teach a day - maybe
twenty? That's $15.00 x 20 = $300.00 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 you teachers will say what about those who have ten years of
experience and a master's degree? Well, maybe (just to be fair) the
teachers could get the minimum wage, and instead of just babysitting,
could read the kids a story. We can round that off to about $5.00 an
times five hours, times twenty children. $5.00 x 5 x 20. That's $500 a
times 180 days. That's $90,000.
HUH???? Wait a minute! Let's get a little perspective here.
wages are too good for those teachers. Did anyone see a salary schedule
around here?

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