Saturday, October 29, 2011

From a Facebook Page

Sean McKibben
"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 1/2 of 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 mins 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. LET'S SEE.... 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; re-post this to show appreciation for all educators."
He's right. Teachers do not get enough praise for their dedication. And now everyone wants to pack more into classrooms and get rid of teachers as if they were tissues. Thanks Governors Kasich and Walker and Scott. Just this past week I have heard that Florida could get many NEW high tech jobs but the level of education there is not high enough. Solution, tax breaks to companies and firing more teachers to balance the revenue cuts. When will we ever learn that trickle down and supply side economics never work. The math is simple, cut revenue, cut expenses. But they don't and can't teach math and civics anymore.


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