Teachers’ 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 – baby sit!
We can get that for less than minimum wage. Right? Let’s give them $3.00 an hour and pay them for the hours they actually work, not any of that silly planning time. That would be $19.50 a day (7:00 AM to 3:30 (or so) PM with just 25 minutes off for lunch). Each parent should pay $19.50 a day for these teachers to baby-sit their children.
Now, how many do they teach in a class on average, 30? So that’s $19.50 x 30 = $585.00 a day. However, remember they only work 180 days a year! We’re not going to pay them for any vacations. Let’s see, that’s $585 x 180 = $105,300 per year.
What about those special teachers and the ones with master’s degrees? Well, we could pay them minimum wage, and just to be fair, round it off to $7.00 an hour. That would be $7 x 6 1/2 hours x 30 children x 180 days = $245,700 per year.
Wait a minute – there’s something wrong here!
Average teacher salary $50,000 / 180 days = $277 / per day / 30 students = $9.23 / 6.5 hours = $1.42 per hour per student. Teachers are a very inexpensive baby-sitter and they even try – with your help – to EDUCATE your kids! WHAT A DEAL! And the parents don’t even have to buy us pizza!