Two state employed professions that dont make what they deserve | Page 8 | TigerDroppings.com
Posted by
Message
yurintroubl
New Orleans Saints Fan
Dallas, Tx.
Member since Apr 2008
27256 posts

re: Two state employed professions that dont make what they deserve

quote:

townhallsavoy

What grade(s) do you teach?


Pettifogger
Hat Creek Cattle Co.
Member since Feb 2012
15775 posts

re: Two state employed professions that dont make what they deserve
There are a lot of good teachers and they should be rewarded. That said, there are an equal number of bad ones.

Overall, teachers complaining about money annoy me. You became a teacher. Teaching isn't that difficult to get into. Some work hard, some don't. But let's not pretend you're working investment banking, medical or law hours, even if you are one of the more devoted teachers.

It is all expectations to me. You know what teachers make. You're going into a profession that has an almost charitable aspect to it. You didn't put in the money or time to go into a lucrative private sector field (and that is not a slight), so why would you expect differently? For those who went to Vandy and majored in engineering and are now making 40k teaching science in a public school in the burbs, that is your problem. When the other teachers you work next to went to directional U and struggled, you should have gotten the hint.


Pettifogger
Hat Creek Cattle Co.
Member since Feb 2012
15775 posts

re: Two state employed professions that dont make what they deserve
A lot of people keep comparing teaching to a standard 9-5 job, which may be true.

But few people who work 9-5 are making a ton more than teachers do. I know a lot of folks who work 8-7 or so, work at home and work on weekends who make 55-75k. Vacation is hard to come by, they get far fewer holidays, and the jobs are pretty stressful.

Also, a lot of them spent a lot more on schooling and had to go through much more rigorous training to get their job.



SteveLSU35
LSU Fan
Shreveport
Member since Mar 2004
11515 posts

re: Two state employed professions that dont make what they deserve
It's not all about $ for good teachers either. I have plenty of friends who don't like their jobs but like their pay checks.

I love my job and working with those kids everyday. I couldn't imagine being in a cubicle or on the phone all day long. B/c I coach and teach holidays don't really happen, but that is what I chose to do.

You won't find many men who teach complaining about it. If anything it's "the Man" getting involved instead of just letting us teach. It's a profession dominated by women, and for the most part women complain about challenging things. I'll throw nurses in the same boat.


Pectus
New Orleans Saints Fan
Internet
Member since Apr 2010
48397 posts

re: Two state employed professions that dont make what they deserve
Why not make teaching competitive where if you perform well you get a raise?

Not just scores on your class' aptitude tests, but other things like class grades in general, and the way you teach the subject and your class' performance after that year is over and another teacher sees your student and how much they learned with you?


lsutiger1fan
LSU Fan
Monroe
Member since Dec 2005
52 posts

re: Two state employed professions that dont make what they deserve
What state are you talking about? I don't know of a teacher salary schedule in Louisiana where after 2 years a teacher makes $50,000. Let me know if there is one.


drunkenpunkin
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Dec 2011
6399 posts

re: Two state employed professions that dont make what they deserve
quote:

You won't find many men who teach complaining about it. If anything it's "the Man" getting involved instead of just letting us teach. It's a profession dominated by women, and for the most part women complain about challenging things. I'll throw nurses in the same boat.


I 100% agree with this.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
moneyg
LSU Fan
Member since Jun 2006
21286 posts

re: Two state employed professions that dont make what they deserve
quote:

Just because they're in classes for 40 hours a week


Teachers are in class 40 hours per week?


Fishwater
LSU Fan
Carcosa
Member since Aug 2010
4798 posts

re: Two state employed professions that dont make what they deserve
I'll also add that Public Defenders do not make near what they should.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
VetteGuy
LSU Fan
Mandeville
Member since Feb 2008
16020 posts

re: Two state employed professions that dont make what they deserve
Nine?

More like 7 with all the extended holidays.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
VetteGuy
LSU Fan
Mandeville
Member since Feb 2008
16020 posts

re: Two state employed professions that dont make what they deserve
Of course not.

Unless they are still using the "grading papers" excuse.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
siliconvalleytiger
LSU Fan
Bay Area, CA
Member since Apr 2004
23539 posts

re: Two state employed professions that dont make what they deserve
I love general statements. They always apply.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
BRgetthenet
LSU Fan
Golf Board Smash Lab™ CEO
Member since Oct 2011
72061 posts

re: Two state employed professions that dont make what they deserve
quote:

What state are you talking about? I don't know of a teacher salary schedule in Louisiana where after 2 years a teacher makes $50,000. Let me know if there is one.


With a Phd would put you really close. If not at 50K.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
tigernchicago
LSU Fan
Illinois
Member since Sep 2003
4068 posts

re: Two state employed professions that dont make what they deserve
quote:

Depends on your state. Some states, both do very well.



There are school districts in Illinois that pay teachers 6 figures.


Jibbajabba
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since May 2011
1427 posts

re: Two state employed professions that dont make what they deserve
quote:

Not just scores on your class' aptitude tests, but other things like class grades in general, and the way you teach the subject and your class' performance after that year is over and another teacher sees your student and how much they learned with you?


Nobody would teach in poor neighborhoods.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
tigrbaseball
New Orleans Saints Fan
Milton
Member since Mar 2012
722 posts

re: Two state employed professions that dont make what they deserve
Both make more than enough for the work they put in.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
double d
Baylor Fan
Amarillo by morning
Member since Jun 2004
8921 posts

re: Two state employed professions that dont make what they deserve
Both of my parents taught or were in administration for over 35 years each; they were not underpaid. They worked 9 months per year when teaching and full year as administrators and were paid well. Law enforecement probably does need to earn more but where is it going to come from; higher taxes on all of us because we know how well the state manages finances.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
fymbah
USA Fan
Fort Worth
Member since Oct 2011
575 posts

re: Two state employed professions that dont make what they deserve
Getting mother fricked by a teenager on a daily basis also plays a role in this.

The newest trend is to work as hard as they can as a class to get a teacher flying off the hinges ready to fight and they record the teacher fighting a student and using it against the teacher.

Teaching is stressful. I deserve more than I make. No bullshitee


Dijkstra
USA Fan
Michael J. Fox's location in time.
Member since Sep 2007
7336 posts

re: Two state employed professions that dont make what they deserve
quote:

btw my wife is a teacher.....


I'm sorry.

Also, I'm not intending any disrespect, but most teachers aren't exactly the most enlightening, intelligent creatures, at least in Louisiana.
This post was edited on 11/18 at 3:21 pm


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
townhallsavoy
Auburn Fan
Member since Oct 2007
3045 posts

re: Two state employed professions that dont make what they deserve
quote:

What grade(s) do you teach?


Four 9th grade English classes with three of them special ed inclusion

Two 10th grade advanced English classes.

One 11th grade reading remediation class (30 min class).


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
Page 8 of 9

Back to top

Follow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram