teacher-salaries

Teachers Get Paid Way Too Much...oh wait...

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 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 ½ 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. LET’S SEE…. That’s $585 X 180= $105,300 per year. 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 ½ 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; re-post this to show appreciation for all educators!

Teachers’ hefty salaries are driving up taxes, and they only work nine or ten 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 planning – that equals 6-½ hours).

So 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 a day.

However, remember they only work 180 days a year!!! I am not going to pay them for any vacations.

LET’S SEE….

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 6-½ 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 (nationwide) 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.

kayanluvv  asked:

Hello:] First of all your blog is amazing!:) and second I wanted to ask your opinion on what life someone persuing a teaching career can expect?do they earn good money to make an OK living? Can they pay their college loans if any without any trouble?

That depends a lot on three things:

  1. Location- Your salary is going to vary among different regions across the nation.
  2. The University you attend- If choose a particularlly expensive school (like a private or out of state university) that will obiously affect how much debt you will have.
  3. How long you’re in school-If you take longer to graduate or decide to go to grad school, tuition bills and loans can add up pretty quickly. But you will earn higher wages with an advaned degree.

Resources:

erinandthepurplecrayon  asked:

My major is art education. I'm really interested in teaching elementary kids art, but I'm not sure how well I'll like it when it comes down to it, and I don't want to be poor forever. What are the perks of being an art teacher? Is it worth it in the long run?

We’ve actually covered a lot of information about art education majors.

You can view them with these links:

I think those should cover all your bases @erinandthepurplecrayon

anonymous asked:

How wealthy are your parents

wealthy isn’t a word that applies to me. we grew up on one teacher’s salary, so it was hard making the kind of longterm savings that would have benefitted me and my brother in the long run (like, investments, expensive extracarriculars or trust funds), but we did live comfortably. it was often weird of me to have rich friends who had lakehouses and college funds and who never had to work summer jobs…i think we did so well because we almost never went on vacation and never moved houses (my parents actually paid off the house last year.) things got better when my mom went back to work when I was in like 9th grade and our income doubled. i definietly benefitted from never having direct insecurity about having a home, clothes, or food, but in terms of sustainable wealth we were pretty solidly middle class. the camping trips and basic cable kinda family.

anonymous asked:

[same] I always forget you Americans count most things by year while we Brazillians do it by month (like salary or school fees). Is $800 per month is about $10000 per year, but remember that the minimum salary here is $3170 a year. We pay about $500 for our books and school uniforms every year. We're not socialist, but the government has most shares of it. The impeached lady was from a quite socialist party. I pray for Brazillian, Russian and American people, we're all fucked up

yeah i pay lots and lots more on books and uniforms, but it can also be i use college textbooks as i take ap classes. this costs more. still so expensive though, i don’t believe a good education should be so costly! yes it should cost something for teachers’ salaries and building fees like electrics but wow, $5000+ is too much i think. even then it is costly.

i pray for the world … man everything is going bad lately. i hope there is no world war three. i don’t want to have children growing up in such a messy world as this …

prayer circle, everyone? i think yes. as a muslim myself i will just get down on my carpet and pray but everyone else you can do a circle.

Originally posted by weareinastormoffuck

( ~mod elise )

I’ve been seeing many posts lately here about class privilege so I wanted to say something about my own experience with this and how this particular kind of privilege is more complicated than most.

I grew up dirt poor in the south and then the CA desert. We had no money because my mom was a single parent on a teachers salary who was deeply in debt, had a shit ton of medical bills, and was an alcoholic. Because of my mom’s eating disorder, I never knew if or when my next meal was coming. Everything I had was a gift or hand me down. Our dues at shul, my YMCA camp tuition, even the theatre program we did was donated to us. Now I will say this is probably because we were white. if not I think we would have been SOL.

Things got even worse when my mom lost her job. we had no income, no food, no clothes. We couldn’t go anywhere or do Anything because we couldn’t afford it.

when my mom died shortly afterwards, everything changed. I was adopted by a middle class family, my mom’s life insurance policy gave me money for college as well as the sale of our house and car.

I went from having nothing to living a comfortable life in a matter of days.

so when I say I don’t have any college loans or that I live on my own don’t assume that it’s because I’m spoiled.

both my parents made the ultimate sacrifice to give me this life. and I still work too.

I’d much rather have them both back and be poor again than be comfortable and have them lost.

But one element is missing in the conversation about why teachers are undervalued: gender. Is it a coincidence that teaching, a mostly female profession, is often perceived as low- to mid-skill work, confers little social status, and pays poorly? Hillary Clinton recently drew this connection when she spoke before the New York State United Teachers Representative Assembly in April, saying, “And while we’re at it—at a time when the majority of teachers are women, we need to stand up and fight for equal pay for women.”

Teaching isn’t charity work. It’s a job. But because it is a profession dominated by women, and teaching is often viewed as a caretaking role, we see teachers who stand up for their labor rights as selfish. And we view the profession itself as unworthy of the value and support it’s always deserved.

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↠ Casey Qunilan The Establishment: How gender bias affects teachers’ salaries

Lots of research and analysis on the link.

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anonymous asked:

Oh my goodness yes. Tecahers are so underpaid for what they do... all the grading, meetings, planning etc. Saw Kendall and Gigi make $125,00-$300,000 for one instagram post they put. Double to 6 times more than the annual teacher's salary.

That’s sad to me.