Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Are you sick of highly paid teachers?

A chain I've received: 

  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 
(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 (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; repost this to show appreciation for all educators.


  1. This too good! I had to repost on my blog! Thanks for sharing.
    Have you figured out what it would be for art teachers???

  2. Love this! I think I may print it out and put it in the teachers lounge. Thanks for the ammo to fight back quickly to 'those' comments.
    I will also post it on my blog. Not that many people read it, but they will come!

  3. I didn't write this... but they would have to factor in (or subtract from the total) the money we spend on our own supplies and the time spent outside of school for prep work!

  4. I loved this! I reposted it here.

    Your projects are great - much inspiration for me.