Monday, August 21, 2006

Teachers get paid way 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 outrageous school taxes, I'd give them $3 an hour out of my own pocket. And I'm only going to pay them for five hours, too... not for any coffee breaks. That would be $15 a day. Yup. 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 25? That's $15x25=$375 a day. But remember, those darn teachers only work 180 days a year! I am not going to pay them for all those vacations! Now, let's see... $375x180=$67,500. (Hey, wait a minute, I think my calculator needs new batteries.)

I know, I know... some teachers will whine "But what about those of us 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. And maybe they could read the kids a story while they're at it, too. We could round that off to about $5 an hour, times five hours, times 25 children. That's $625 a day times 180 days. Let's see... that's $112,500... HUH?!?

(Shamelessly stolen from a friend's post on another forum)