"I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become." - Carl Jung
As found on addictinginfo.org:
By Author Unknown (if you know who wrote it, PLEASE let me know)
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 – babysit!
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, or any time they spend before or after school. That would be $19.50 a day (7:45 to 3:00 PM with 45 min. off for lunch and plan– that equals 6 1/2 hours).
Each parent should pay $19.50 a day for these teachers to baby-sit their children. Now how many students do they teach in a day…maybe 30? So that’s $19.50 x 30 = $585.00 a day.
However, remember they only work 180 days a year!!! I am not going to pay them for any vacations.
That’s $585 X 180= $105,300 per year. (Hold on! My calculator needs new batteries).
What about those special education teachers and the ones with Master’s degrees? Well, we could pay them minimum wage ($7.75), and just to be fair, round it off to $8.00 an hour. That would be $8 X 6 1/2 hours X 30 children X 180 days = $280,800 per year.
Wait a minute — there’s something wrong here! There sure is!
The average teacher’s salary (nation wide) is $50,000. $50,000/180 days = $277.77/per day/30 students=$9.25/6.5 hours = $1.42 per hour per student–a very inexpensive baby-sitter and they even EDUCATE your kids!) WHAT A DEAL!!!!
Make a teacher smile; repost this to show appreciation for all educators.
To all of the teachers out there: YOU ARE APPRECIATED! Don’t let those who just don’t understand get you down. There are so many out there who DO know how important and needed you are, so please do not forget that. You deserve so much more respect and pay for what you do, and the day will come when it will happen. In the meantime, young minds are counting on you. I know it gets hard, but please DON’T EVER GIVE UP!
And to the aspiring teachers out there: Keep following your dream! No matter what injustices are happening in the education system right now, please do not get discouraged. YOU ARE NEEDED! Schools cannot survive without you! Things will get better only if more become teachers and keep fighting for public education and all who use it, especially the children. DON’T EVER GIVE UP!