Teacher Salaries

April 7, 2008 at 6:43 pm Leave a comment

My mentor teacher received this email today. Thought I’d share. Food for thought, anyway!

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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