Do you want to talk about how underpaid teachers are?
I get paid $44,000 a year, give or take, which is actually higher than many districts in my area.
Assume, for a moment, that my job was…just babysitting. (It’s not, of course, but let’s assume.) And Let’s assume that I’m a REALLY REALLY cheap babysitter. Let’s say I charge $5 an hour per kid. Below minimum wage.
Let’s ASSUME that I’m only at school from 8am to 4pm. (I’m not. I’m really there from 7 to at LEAST 5, sometimes later, but we’ll assume.) So 8 hours a day, per kid.
Let’s ASSUME that I have an average of 25 kids in my room at a time. (I don’t. Last year my largest class was 29 students. The Science teachers regularly had in the mid 30s. But we’re assuming)
Let’s say that the only days I actually get paid are days when there are children in the classroom- 180. (Not including staff development or summer training or work I do on the weekends.)
$5 and hour X 8 hours a day x 25 kids at a time x 180 days in a year = $180,000
If I got paid $5 per hour per kid to baby sit, I should get $180,000.
I get $44,000.
Be nice to your teachers.
THIS shit is important. Reform this, not minimum wage
No. Reform BOTH. Put everyone on a basic universal income system. Raise the standard of living for everyone.