I'm fed up with teachers and their hefty salaries for only 9 months work!
What we need here is a little perspective. If I had my way, I'd pay
teachers baby-sitting wages. That's right...instead of paying these
outrageous taxes, I'd give them $3.00 an hour. And, I'm only going to
pay them for five hours, not planning time. That would be $15.00 a day.
Each parent should pay $15.00 a day for these teachers to baby-sit 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 the vacations. $300 X 180 = $54,000. (Just
a minute, my calculator must need batteries.)
Teachers will say what about those who have ten years of experience and a
master's degree? Well, maybe (just to be fair) they could get the
minimum wage. We can round that off to about $6.00 an hour, times five
hours, times twenty children. $6.00 X 5 X 20. That's $600 a day times 180
days. That's $108,000.
Wait a minute...baby-sitting wages are too good for teachers!