Still not enough for the crap that they put up with.
Teachers are underpaid. Would be one thing if the job began and ended with a normal school day, and teachers could actually teach. Today, teachers have to be nurses, counselors, police officers, scales of justice, hyper sensitive to political correctness, child protective service agents, multilingual, babysitters, mediators and take too much crap from kids and, especially, their parents. And, they are expected to volunteer after hours, on weekends, at ballgames, clubs, activities. Cuts into the time they spend at home grading papers, buying school supplies with their own money, etc.
Still too much for the poor quality of many older teachers that the profession is unable to eliminate.
i wish i could work that little and start out at that much.
Poor teachers, boo-hoo, get most of their health care paid, make more than most of the county, among many other perks, and that is a starting salary. Cry me a river! Try paying for your own health care on an average Wise county salary.
good ones should get twice that, bad ones half. And you should vote for which is which by paying for it through some direct system that doesn't involve a tax system that eats up large percentages of the money in the beaurocratic/administrative costs.
2:25You are obviously not a teacher. I don’t know where you got your information but teachers do not have insurance paid for. We pay for it ourselves just like you do. That is just one more misconception about teaching. (another misconception) We do not have summer off . We are attending workshops which we have to pay for out of our pocket to keep our certification current.
If teaching is so terrible, get out in the real world and get a real job where you have to actually work.
I believe teaching 30 kids PER CLASS (5 classes per day means 150 kids per day!)IS the R E A L W O R L D! I'd like to see you "real world" whiners teach!!
It's a shame the children will be brainwashed by these whiners. The children will surely learn how to be victims.
4:47: (and any others whe think teachers have it easy)I'd like to see you in the classroom teaching students, knowing that if your students choose to do poorly on the TAKS test that you'll be blame. Try teaching for 15 years only to make less than or equal to the starting teacher at Northwest. Trying paying over $600/month for insurance. (And not great insruance at that) Try putting up with students, parents, faculty, TEA and every other organization that may or may not have an opinion of how well/poor your doing. I am sick and tired of people making assumptions about teachers. Most teachers, like 12:07 stated, are raising a great number of these students for parents who don't have or make time to be a parent to their child. Obviously, based of benefits received, they are truly there for the kids.
And we wonder why kids aren't learning?
The sick and tired should find another job.
4:57:Obviously you don't comprehend what you read. The statement reads, "I am sick and tired of people making assumptions about teachers." It said nothing about being sick and tired of their job. Also, if you'll read further it also stated, "...they are truly there for the kids." The fact remains that most teachers are underpaid and have little to no benefits. They do an important job. Anyone who is successful at anything had a teacher in their life somewhere along the way. Give teachers a break. For those of you who would rather grammar/spell check comments, you're missing the whole point.
Come to think of it, Ted Bundy must have had a teacher along the way.
If you all are so down on teachers, then homeschool your kids! See how that works out for you!
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