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    Re: Are Teachers Overpaid and Underworked?

    Quote Originally Posted by zstep18 View Post
    In your opinon, do you believe teachers as a whole are overpaid and underworked? If so, why do you believe that? And where would you rate the teaching profession in terms of it being a respectful and appreciated profession?
    If they are competent and good teachers they are not overpaid.

    Respected and appreciated is on a case by case basis of each individual teacher for me ... yet my general feeling is one of appreciation and respect.

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    Re: Are Teachers Overpaid and Underworked?

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    So over 13 years of teaching and she only makes around 65k.
    I'd take that.


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    Re: Are Teachers Overpaid and Underworked?

    Quote Originally Posted by FluffyNinja View Post
    Josie..........how did I not know you were a teacher?

    And, BTW, I agree. I've got 18 years experience and with my coaching supplement, I really can't complain. Even teaching in a "poor state" my income really isn't that bad. Plus, my wife is a teacher as well. It's great that we get all the same vacations that our two children get.........and they're paid vacations(in a manner of speaking).

    That being said, I do believe that starting salaries are a bit too low......especially for the required level of education, certification, licensure, etc. which is required to teach. Anyone who can stick it out 20+ (or heck, 9 years even) in this profession, more than deserves a decent raise in compensation.
    Sheesh, Fluffy. How did you not know that? Actually....I'm not sure I knew YOU were a teacher. Hmmmmm....


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    Re: Are Teachers Overpaid and Underworked?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    I'd take that.
    Yeah and thats not counting the 6 yrs they didnt count from switiching over from Private to public. Then she comes home and teaches Piano or mostly Wind Instruments to students who pay for private lessons. She also teaches voice and is a Choir Director for a Presbyterian Church.

    Mine Graduated from Roosevelt University. Masters in Flute, Piano, and Music.

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    Re: Are Teachers Overpaid and Underworked?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    Sheesh, Fluffy. How did you not know that? Actually....I'm not sure I knew YOU were a teacher. Hmmmmm....
    I need to be more observant!
    That's great! From the little that I've picked up on your personality here at DP.....I'd be willing to bet you are a pretty awesome teacher.


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    Re: Are Teachers Overpaid and Underworked?

    Myself, I could not be a teacher.....so I settled for marrying one.



    Course Ive Always been Hot for Teacher. Must be the Librarian look. Oh, and the Spiked Heelz!

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    Re: Are Teachers Overpaid and Underworked?

    Oh and trust me.....did I learn a few lessons too. As I am always corrected on my grammar. DESPITE BEING ABLE TO SPEAK JIVE.

    Then she is always on my azz to keep my desk clean. Plus anytime she finds papers of mine she always comes over and hands them to me like I am getting graded on some sort of test. Or she will lay them down next to me and thats whereever I am at. The garage, the bedroom, anywheres. I will be eating dinner and she will hands me the sheet of paper. Plus what really gets me going is when she start talking to me as if she is instructing a little kid.

    Oh and trust me guys......they do that on poipose!

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    Re: Are Teachers Overpaid and Underworked?



    Course us Special Kids.....we got to Ride in the Lil Yellow Bus!

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    Re: Are Teachers Overpaid and Underworked?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    That's not the average teacher's salary. Starting salary, maybe. I started at about $30K. You might be a little surprised at how much I make 9 years later....
    Right, that's the starting salary. And correct me if I'm wrong, but you don't receive the same salary raises if you don't stay at the same school. Is that correct?

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    Re: Are Teachers Overpaid and Underworked?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    That's not the average teacher's salary. Starting salary, maybe. I started at about $30K. You might be a little surprised at how much I make 9 years later....
    Well, that and depending on the district. In North Dakota it's not so bad considering the cost of living in most areas (boom areas, well, it's just pretty crappy regardless), even though we rank high 40s in the country as to average teacher salary.
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