Teacher Pay

Received from my Principal:

Teachers’ hefty salaries are driving up taxes, and they only work 9 or 10
months a year! It’s time we put things in perspective and pay them for
what they do– baby sit! We can get that for less than minimum wage.

That’s right. Let’s give them $3.00 an hour and only the hours they
worked, not any of that silly Planning time. That would be $19.50 a day
(7:00 AM to 3:30 (or so) PM with 25 min. off for lunch).

Each parent should pay $19.50 a day for these teachers to baby-sit their
children.

NOW…How many do they teach in a class, 30? So that’s $19.50 x 30 =
$585.00 a day. However, remember they only work 180 days a year!!! We’re
not going to pay them for any vacations.

LET’S SEE….That’s $585 x 180 = $105,300 per year.

What about those special teachers and the ones with master’s degrees?
Well, we could pay them minimum wage, and just to be fair, round it off to
$7.00 an hour. That would be $7 x 6 1/2 hours x 30 children x 180 days =
$245,700 per year.

Wait a minute–there’s something wrong here! Average teacher salary
$50,000/180 days = $277/per day/30 students = $9.23/6.5 hours = $1.42 per
hour per student. A very inexpensive baby-sitter and they even try -with
your help – to EDUCATE your kids!

WHAT A DEAL….And the parents don’t even have to buy them pizza!

Make a teacher smile; send this to someone else who appreciates Teachers…

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  1. Lori Feldman

    Great post! I added this post to my ning blog.




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