02 May 2017

How About No?

Found this on Facebook...

Teacher's 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 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 min. 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!!!!
Heaven forbid we take into account highly qualified teachers or NCLB...

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Standing up for our children's educators, one of the most important people in our kids' lives. Doug Nicol
My reply:

This works from the premise that what they do to our children in those schools is actually worth the theoretical $3 an hour per student I'd pay a babysitter.

The education given at public schools has turned into an indoctrination program that cannot readily be told apart from a SJW preparedness course. I don't wish to pay any dollars per student per hour for that.

Considering the gigantic number of people my wife sees attempting to enter college who've no familiarity, let alone mastery of basic reading, writing or arithmetic; it would appear that SJW readiness is all that is being taught. WHAT A DEAL!

Bear in mind that my wife works at a college that teaches nursing and pharmacy. These uneducated special snowflakes are going to be handling your medication. Feel better about the bargain now?

These kids are very well versed in their rights and what they DESERVE, but have not an inkling of their responsibilities or what they need to EARN.

And while we're whining that our teachers are grossly underpaid, make sure you account for how, on average, spending per student is (even accounting for inflation) much higher than it was 40 years ago, yet the average test scores have remained steady. It's even worse when you compare the tests! Today's test is far easier than the one given 40 years ago.

Observable fact: Spending more on education causes a reduction in actual learning.

So, no, I don't think we're getting a bargain on babysitting here. We're not even getting our money's worth.

Another quote:
"If an unfriendly foreign power had attempted to impose on America the mediocre educational performance that exists today, we might well have viewed it as an act of war." James J. Harvey.


  1. I noticed some of that after I transferred universities. Test-out credits didn't transfer, so I had to take the intro English courses, and was horrified by the number of people who could barely read or write who were officially accepted into college.

    1. When I was getting my Business Admin degree I had a cute "Huked Awn fawnicks rily wurked for me" t-shirt.

      A classmate was jealous because their copy of Hooked on Phonics didn't come with a shirt like mine had.


  2. Nurses and Pharmacists. I'll take jobs that kill innocent Americans in orders of magnitude more than cops and gun owners combined, Alex!


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