Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Teaching grades K-12 is a noble cause. Simply put: I wouldn't do it. Nevertheless, many of those that do piss me off. Why? Because all the ever do is cry poor and feel that they are underpaid. Here is a suggestion: Do the math. Most teachers work 180 days a year. That’s about 50 less days (give or take a few, I used fuzzy math to calculate that number) than the average bloke who works 5 days a week 12 months out of the year. The average schmuck works 25 percent more than a teach does. They do not have summers off either. That said, the next time you hear a teacher complaining about being underpaid, tell them they can get a 25 percent raise by working over the summer.