Saturday, March 22, 2008

Teachers Salarys

I got this in an email from our school district's Finance Director. We all thought it was funny.

If I had my way I'd pay teachers baby-sitting wages.
I'd only pay them for five hours, not lunch or coffee breaks.
That would be $15.00 a day. Each parent should pay $15
a day for these teachers to babysit their child.

Even if they have more than one child, it’s still a lot cheaper than private daycare.

Now, how many children do they teach every day-maybe 20?
That’s $15×20=$300 a day. But remember they only work 180 days a year!
I’m not going to pay them for vacations! $300×180=$54,000.

(Just an inside observation for anyone who doesn't
know it, teachers DON'T get paid vacations. Salarys are
for the days we are in school but
we have it divided into 12 monthly payments.)

(Just a minute, I think my calculator needs new batteries.)
I know you teachers will say-What about those who have
10 years experience and a Master’s Degree? Well, maybe (to be fair)
we could give them the minimum wage.

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 $90,000….HUH?

Wait a minute, let’s get a little perspective here.
Babysitting wages are too good for these teachers.
Has anyone seen a salary schedule around here?”


Paulie said...

I am very familiar with that proposal. Teachers will never get paid what they are worth and we spend part f our pay each month for things fr our classrooms also.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Amen, sister!

Anonymous said...

I have that on my site somewhere too! I think it is time for a job change back to babysitting-HA! We have a few new participants this week at Scrumptious Sunday! Hope you have time to join us. The theme is cakes! Happy Easter-Bawk-Bawk!

gina said...

HA There's no way to pay teachers what they're worth. "If you can read this, thank a teacher." How do you pay someone for influence they have on a person their whole life through? I still think back fondly of my favorite teachers and how much they contributed to my life. Priceless!

The Aged Cat said...

Where's the petition? Where do I sign? Even as a kid, I couldn't understand why teachers didn't get paid more. 'Tis a puzzlement.