Thursday, November 30, 2006

Are You Sick Of Those High Paid Teachers?

I, for one, am sick and tired of those high paid teachers. Their hefty salaries are driving up taxes and they only work nine or ten months a year! It's time we put things in perspective and pay them for what they do... baby-sit! We can get babysitters for less than minimum wage.

That's right...

I would give them $3.00 dollars an hour and only for the hours they worked, not any of that silly planning time. That would be 15 dollars a day. Each parent should pay 15 dollars a day for these teachers to baby-sit their children. Now, how many do they teach in a day......maybe 25.

Then that's 15 x 25= $375 a day. But remember they only work 180 days a year! I'm not going to pay them for any vacations.

Let's see...that's 375 x 180 = $67,500.00 (Hold on, my calculator must need batteries!)

What about those special teachers or those with master's degrees? Well, we could pay them minimum wage just to be fair. Let's round it off to $6.00 an hour. That would be.......$6 times 5 hours times 25 children times 180 days = $135,000.00 per year.
Wait a minute, there is something wrong here!!!

Make a teacher smile; :-) send this to him or her.
I wish this were true. If that were the case, then I will do some stats of my own. I have 112 students and a real teacher work day is 8 hours, not the five as posted in the email I placed here. is what we go:

6 x 8 = 48
48 x 112 = 5376
5376 x 180 = 967,680

So my yearly salary should be almost 1 million dollars!


Sadly, I don't think a lot of people would be willing to pay a teacher that much money. Does anyone have a reason? The obvious is that this is a lot of money, but I am flexible. I am willing to take only a tenth of that per year as a salary. Sound like a deal?


Anonymous said...

Andrew Andrew Andrew don't you know that teachers are supposed to be volunteers... they are supposed to give up their days to teach these kids, live on next to nothing, and definitely not get anywhere near that million dollar salary that you nicely calculated. WHY? We are not sports stars, we are not in the public's view 24/7 (tabloids etc) and how could a teacher be a hero? That's why we, as teachers, get paid so little :) ENJOY!

Kevin said...

As a special education teacher, I'm screwed!

Andie said...

How I wish this perectly logical thinking could get a foothold in the real world!

Not to be a downer, but I think you may have made an error. You don't teach 112 kids at a time all day, I'm assuming (htought this is the first time I've read your blog, so I don't actually know). If you have a 7 period day, that's an average of 16 kids per hour.

16 kids x $6/hr = $96/hr
$96/hr x 8 hrs = $768/day
$768/day x 180 days = $138,240

...Still a lot more money than any of us make!