03 March, 2011

I'm Sick and Tired of Teacher's High Pay!

I received this in an email today and had to share it in light of all those ripping on the teacher's and how "overpaid" they are.

Are you sick of highly paid teachers?
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. 
Wait a minute... there's something wrong here. That can't be right. I think my calculator needs new batteries!

Yes, there is something wrong here.
The average teacher's salary (nation wide) is $50,000. 
$50,000 divided by 180 days = $277.77/per day.
30 students=$9.25
Divide $9.25 by 6.5 hours = $1.42 per hour per student.

That is a very inexpensive baby-sitter and they even EDUCATE your kids!

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