Updates…and teacher pay!

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Yes…it’s been awhile since I’ve posted.  Sorry!  Been busy with work and all that fun stuff that fills my days with responsibility and whatnot.  Over the last two weeks I did manage to watch Longmire Season 3 and Vikings Season 3 so stay tuned to reviews on those shows.  Vikings Season 3 is haunting me.  I’m still trying to put it together in my mind. Also, I’m about a third of the way through my current writing project (Book 2 of The Captive Galaxy series) and making good progress that I would be much more thrilled about if I had an extra day or two per week to work on it but when I get home my brain is absolutely fried and watching Longmire, Vikings, or the Mariners lose is pretty much all I can stand.  School is out in less than 3-weeks so I hope to get the rest done, edited, and up on Amazon by the end of the summer.  I’ve learned a lot this year, between starting and pausing projects and juggling work with much needed downtime, so I hope next year will be much more productive in regards to my writing.

I did come across this and found it quite interesting:

 dollar sign clip art

“Teachers’ 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 — babysit!
We can get that for less than 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 planning — that equals 6-1/2 hours).
So 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 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 (nationwide) 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!!!!”

Cheers!

J.W.

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3 thoughts on “Updates…and teacher pay!

    noelleg44 said:
    May 30, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    Teachers in NC get a starting salary of $27,000 a year. They can make more money as garbage collectors, And to think we entrust them with our children for more hours each day than we as parents spend with them. And of course nowadays they are expected to teach respect, civility, proper language, and a whole host of other things that used to be taught in the home.

      J.W. Kurtz responded:
      May 30, 2015 at 2:49 pm

      That is crazy! Trash collectors here make 6-figures… But only 27K a year to start??? I understand that teaching requires a certain amount of giving but you need to be able to pay the rent first, right? But a baseball player, playing a game, contributing nothing but entertainment, can make 20+ million a year. The priorities of this country and world. Wow.

    J.W. Kurtz responded:
    June 6, 2015 at 9:52 am

    Reblogged this on J. W. Kurtz.

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