Monday, February 21, 2011

Quit Bitching about Teachers' Salaries

To all the jerkwads in Wisconsin who are moaning and groaning because teachers are costing so much taxpayer money. 

     Supposedly 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!

    And we can get people to do that for less than minimum wage.

     That's right. Let's give teachers $3.00 an hour and only for the hours they work; not any of that silly planning time, or any time they spend before or after school. That would be $19.50 a day (from 7:45 to 3:00 PM with 45 minutes 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.
     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 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 (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!!!!



Jayne Martin said...

Teacher salaries are just the smokescreen. It's about a concerted effort by Republicans to bust unions all across this country and strangle off one of the main campaign fundraising sources that Democrats have.

But the point of this post is not lost. It's complete crap what they pay teachers.

Mrs. L said...

Yes, I have argued the real reason behind the issue on facebook for several days. I am astounded by how uninformed so many people are.