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Re: Teacher pay

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Lauretta A. Hendricks-Backus (
Wed, 26 Aug 1998 18:45:27 -0500

I'm confused. Is this a bad joke, a reprint or what?

Who does more then babysit in Kansas

At 02:18 PM 8/26/98 -0400, you wrote:
>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?