Here in Texas we are in the middle of the State Legislators'
negotiations for teacher pay raises. We do not have a union so for many of
you out there you will get a chuckle out of this.
Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 19:55:36 EDT
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> TEACHERS GET PAID TOO MUCH!!!
> I'm fed up with teachers and their hefty salaries for only nine months
> of work! What we need here is a little perspective.
> If I had my way, I'd pay teachers babysitting 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 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-five? That's $15.00 X 25 =
> $375.00 a day. But remember, they only work 180 days a year! I'm not
> going to pay them for all the vacations. $375 X 180 = $67,500.
> 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-five children. $6.00 X 5 X 25. That's $750 a day
> times 180 days. That's $135,000. Wait a minute.....babysitting wages
> are too good for teachers!