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tduecen
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I'm taking a pay cut to teach... But better hours and weekends off





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Jahel
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Principal's make at least $70k


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The median expected salary for a typical School Principal in the United States is $93,961.






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tduecen
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58,000

Baton Rouge 82



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Paco_taco
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yeah... apparently some in here don't know how averages work.

Apparently they had those overpaid teachers.

My wife teaches 8th grade science. I visited her class for a career day once. I'll stick with the military. Being deployed is easier.






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ninthward
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so you want to pay the people teaching you and your kids less? Bravo man I see why you hate teachers, but alas the world needs ditch diggers.





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tduecen
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Apparently someone needs to go back to school for reading comprehension.....
Where have I stated people should be paid less?






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HoLeInOnEr05
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Yeah, I know this isn't a new topic. Anyway, they get $50k plus a year to work 8.5/12 months (2 weeks off for Xmas, 1 week of for Mardi Gras, 2.5 months for summer, 1 week for Thanksgiving), they get to retire at 50, they get great benefits, and they work 8 hour days but get 1 hour off plus a 30 minute lunch. Teachers will bitch that off period is planning but I don't get an hour to plan at work nor do I get any of the other perks such as getting paid 3 plus months to not work. Plus with teacher unions suffocating the schools, they get job security. I guess I chose the wrong profession.





I'm not reading this entire thread, so this may have already been said, but IDGAF. Have you ever set at a school for an entire day and seen the shite that teachers go through? Before you start shitty threads, do some research first. The only teachers who make 50K + are those who have been there for 15-20 years or been in school for 6-8 after their Bachelor degree. Teachers don't get paid for their off days either, twerp.






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BatonrougeCajun
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In my 4th year teaching in DFW. Make around 65k. Not in a union and I think teachers for the most part are overpaid. We dont generate any revenue for our organization and every teacher I know say it's a "calling". Teachers that complain about pay have always bothered me. Also, working with kids all day is infinity times better then dealing with jaded adults all day.

Lots of awful teachers all over the country. Im all in favor of teachers being paid based on perfomance but the unions are quick to squash that. I asked a fellow teacher today how they were and their response was "4 more days till the weekend". I hate those teachers and wish they quit yesterday






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JabarkusRussell
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Have you ever set at a school for an entire day and seen the shite that teachers go through?


Yes I have. I had to break up a fight my very first day substituting.






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JabarkusRussell
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Teachers don't get paid for their off days either, twerp.


That's not the point. They get paid more in a calendar year for working less hours than most jobs.






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Being a sub would BLOW. Everyone knows to frick with subs. On another note my goal is to be filthy rich, retire at 40 and become an AD.





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bmy
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Poor teachers are overpaid.

Good teachers aren't paid nearly what they are worth.







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JabarkusRussell
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Let's not overlook the fact that teachers retire younger than almost all professions. They get 30 plus years of tax payer funded retirement.





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ULalum06
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My mother has been in education for over 20 years, and let me just reply to some of your points.

1. she doesn't get anywhere near $50k, albeit she is in private school, she DOES have better insurance than public schools

2. She works much longer than 8.5 months. You are forgetting the continuing education courses, grading papers and projects (depending on what grade she may teach).

3. Most people teach because they love to teach, not bc they get to retire at 50, consequently teachers don't want to retire bc of the love of the career.

4. Teachers who are involved in their students, schools, and communities RARELY work 8 hours. My mother, when involved with student council rented a hotel room next to school bc she was working 10-12 hours a day for weeks on end.

I think a lot of your argument is grounded in the minimum a teacher must do to maintain a job. There will be bottom feeders in every profession. Those who love what they do will never....EVER abide by what you say.






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TigerinATL
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Why Do Teachers Think They Are Under-Valued?


A) Pretty much everyone thinks they are undervalued.
B) It's actually a hard job that is a lot of work.
C) They have a powerful union that keeps telling them they deserve better.
D) Today's parents suck almost as much as the kids.






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tigerdup07
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my wife doesn't have much free time at home. with all of the grades having to be entered online and shit, it takes her a very long time and she doesn't get paid for it.







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MThawg
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Look at Louisiana dipshit


Doesn't it show that average is just under 50K?






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laangler21
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Solid post is solid.

My mother retired recetly from teaching 4th grade, 25+ years. She has a Master degree +30, I think in her last few years she broke into the low 40's. She is 59, retired at 57.






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Moustache
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Anyway, they get $50k plus a yea


They do?

Most I know are making in the 40s, unless you're talking about a real veteran teacher (15+ years in teaching) hell, some who teach in smaller towns are making as little as 30k a year.

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they get to retire at 50,


They do?

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they get great benefits,


they do? My wife's health insurance isn't any better or cheaper than any job i've had.

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but get 1 hour off plus a 30 minute lunch.


During that 1 hour "off" my wife is forced to lesson plan with her group or hold tutoring hours for any student who needs it.

30 minute lunch is not very long when you work out in a portable and have to walk to the main building to grab your lunch from the fridge. It's long enough, but don't act like it's a privilege.

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they work 8 hour days


LOL. sometimes they do, but sometimes the state or administration is requiring extra bull shite that you have to stay and do. or you can do it at home.

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eachers will bitch that off period is planning but I don't get an hour to plan at work nor do I get any of the other perks such as getting paid 3 plus months to not work.


Yet you're able to post on a message board while you're at work. I seriously doubt you're working 100% of the time. Planning is work for them, as lesson plans are required by administration.

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lus with teacher unions suffocating the schools, they get job security


My wife's district isn't union.

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I guess I chose the wrong profession.


I guess so. Go try it.

I'm not saying it's harder than any other job. The summer is nice, but most jobs allow for much better pay, so it kind of balances out.

I think you don't know as much about teaching as you think you do. Again, not saying it's terribly difficult or isn't a great job, but it isn't the fricking glamour world you think it is.








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Moustache
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Oh, not to mention the hours of training they make them go to.

My wife has had to work 5 eight hour saturdays this fall alone. Not the worst thing in the world, but that made for a 55+ hour week.






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