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    Posted: Jun 18 2014 at 5:57pm
Originally posted by HunnyB HunnyB wrote:

I refer to the starting salary, but that increases every year. I know teachers that make $75,000+a year. If a teacher is taking home work that's a shame and they need to make better use of their time.Ouch

I think teachers should stop dipping into their own funds, even though they can write it off at the end of the year. Texas has 99 problems, but funding education isn't one in most cases. 

Staying 12 hours a day? I don't see that either.....Dept. Head maybe, but not every single teacher (esp in high school)

The teacher you're describing sounds like a 1st yr teacher with no experience.

alla dis..

but im in Texas too so it looks the teachers out here get paid more. 

however, I don't think teaching is a field someone can go into blindly...you really know to what you want to do with it as a career and why its a good choice for you. Is your plan to just solely teach? write curriculum? get experience to go in to administration? is it better for your family/future family? Do you have a side business and this career allows you do both and still maintain a social life? etc....

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My coworker quit teaching to work here at the cell phone store. He said he's never going back lol.

I hate how ALL the blame is on teachers.
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I refer to the starting salary, but that increases every year. I know teachers that make $75,000+a year. If a teacher is taking home work that's a shame and they need to make better use of their time.Ouch

I think teachers should stop dipping into their own funds, even though they can write it off at the end of the year. Texas has 99 problems, but funding education isn't one in most cases. 

Staying 12 hours a day? I don't see that either.....Dept. Head maybe, but not every single teacher (esp in high school)

The teacher you're describing sounds like a 1st yr teacher with no experience.
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Originally posted by HunnyB HunnyB wrote:

Man please....

In Texas...
*the average start for a teacher is about $50,000 (and there were raises recently)
*They get paid a $3,000 stipend for each AP/IB class they teach
*They get  $$$ for being a UIL coordinator
*They get $$ if they coach.
*They get $$$ for SPED certifications
*If they teach Science or Math, they get $17,000 in loan forgiveness.
*If they teach English, they get $5,000 in loan forgiveness.
*They already have a built in retirement system. (TRS)

There's money in education..If they wanted to be a curriculum specialist, add another $20,000 a year.... 

Should it be harder tho? No..Teachers go thru loops to get certified...and the test aren't easy

Much of this might be true.... But... as an educator (non teacher) I know that you really arent getting paid much. A teacher may have a salary of 50,000 but after mandatory TRS it really is about 42,000. trust me I know. Many teachers also purchase supplies for the rooms because the districts dont give money for your supplies... 

They work more than 8 hrs a day. Most through their 30 minute lunch and 50 minute plan period. With the new demands of teaching you are taking work home every night, coming early  and leaving late. Let's say 10-12 hr days on a 42, 000 take home. 

Some teacher may capitalize on the perks listed above but that's not the majority. There are only so many coaches, sped teachers, and AP teachers needed in a building. 
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Originally posted by HunnyB HunnyB wrote:

Originally posted by tatee tatee wrote:

so no one read the article.

I read the article.LOL

I was just responding to the teachers make pennies post..


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Originally posted by tatee tatee wrote:

so no one read the article.

I read the article.LOL

I was just responding to the teachers make pennies post..
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so no one read the article.
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Man please....

In Texas...
*the average start for a teacher is about $50,000 (and there were raises recently)
*They get paid a $3,000 stipend for each AP/IB class they teach
*They get  $$$ for being a UIL coordinator
*They get $$ if they coach.
*They get $$$ for SPED certifications
*If they teach Science or Math, they get $17,000 in loan forgiveness.
*If they teach English, they get $5,000 in loan forgiveness.
*They already have a built in retirement system. (TRS)

There's money in education..If they wanted to be a curriculum specialist, add another $20,000 a year....

Should it be harder tho? No..Teachers go thru loops to get certified...and the test aren't easy
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= better teaching but less teachers...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote goodm3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun 17 2014 at 10:20pm
Originally posted by Sang Froid Sang Froid wrote:

They're paid just as much as other people in social services.
Actually the people at my job....which is way more challenging....get paid way less.
Teachers be tryna fool yall having yall thinking they make pennies when a lot of places start out at 45k+ and they get more money for doing after school programs...summer school...standing in the lunchroom during lunch etc. 

this is true....for those in certain states. 

but I'm from NC and our teachers are always lowest paid. 

I thought NYC recently gave their teachers a raise and retroactive pay?
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