Teacher's salaries (humor) (fwd)

Charles Biehl (cbiehl@UDel.Edu)
Thu, 14 Nov 1996 05:37:27 -0500 (EST)

This certainly gave me a chuckle...


The following appeared in the Speakout, NEA SM's newsletter. Thought I'd share.

>Teachers Get Paid TOO Much!
>Teachers get paid TOO much...I'm fed up with teachers and their hefty
>salary schedules. What we need here is a little perspective.
>If I had my way, I'd pay these teachers myself-I'd pay them babysitting
>wages. That's right-instead of paying these outragous taxes, I'd give them
>$3 an hour out of my own pocket. And I'm only going to pay them for five
>hours, not coffee breaks. That would be $15 a day. Each parent should pay
>$15 a day for these teachers to baby-sit their child. Even if they have
>more than one child, it's still a lot cheaper than private day care.
>Now, how many children do they teach every day-maybe 20? That's
>$15x20=$300 a day. But remember, they only work 180 days a year! I am
>not going to pay them for all those vacations! $300x180=$54,000. (Just a
>minute, I think my calculator needs new batteries.)
>I know now you teachers will say-what about those who have 10 years
>experience and a master's degree? Well, maybe (to be fair) they could get
>the minimum wage, and instead of just baby-sitting, they could read the
>kids a story. We could round that off to about $5 an hour, times five
>hours, times 20 children. That's $500 a day times 180 days. That's
>Wait a minute, let's get a little perspective here. Baby-sitting wages are
>too good for these teachers. Did anyone see a salary schedule around here?

> (Argus, Jan. '96, Ark Valley UniServ)