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Teachers Get Paid Too Much?????

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Carolyn Roberts (b2w6w4kn)
Sat, 25 Jan 1997 23:13:39 -0800

..someone had the following article at school and gave us all a
copy.....thought I would share it....

"I'm fed up with 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 baby-sitting 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. That would be $15.00 a day - each parent should pay $15.00 a
day for these teachers to baby-sit their child. Even if they have more
than one child, it's still a lot cheaper than private day care.

Now how many children do they teach a day - maybe twenty? That's $15.00
X 20 = $300 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

I know now you teachers will say what about those who have ten years'
experience and a Master's degree? Well, maybe (to be fair) they could
get minimum wage, and instead of just baby-sitting, they could read the
kids a story. We can round that off to about $5.00 an hour, times five
hours, times 20 children. That's $500 a day times 180 days. That's
$90,000...HUH????? Wait a minute, let's get a little perspective here.
Baby-sitting wages are too good for these teachers. Did anyone see a
salary guide around here????"
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