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    Re: Are Teachers Overpaid and Underworked?

    Some good teachers are underpaid. Some bad teachers are overpaid.

    I'm a teacher and I don't think I'm underpaid at all. Although there are days when I mutter to myself, "I don't get paid enough for this crap..."....like today....


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    Re: Are Teachers Overpaid and Underworked?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sig View Post
    How about if you stop playing the "Ostrich with his Head in the Sand" card? Many top executives are overpaid by virtue of the fact that they are obviously paid more money in one year than anyone could reasonably need in a lifetime.



    Not in the absence of organized labor. We know this much from history.



    This is why unions, including teacher's unions, are so essential: They make sure the profits are fairly distributed to all worthy parties, and not just those in the top office, whether that office be private or otherwise. Thus, you could say that a union salary is just another expression of "what the market will bear." It's just expressed more democratically.
    Look, this is just commie talk. A person is not overpaid just because they get paid more than they need. A person is overpaid or not based on the value they contribute to their employer. And employers are going to be watching like hawks to make sure they don't overpay their employees, far better than any govt would do. And if the employees are underpaid they will simply stop working there. It is tautological. If it is a free market, nobody gets under- or over-paid.

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    Re: Are Teachers Overpaid and Underworked?

    So essentially Guy's position is to redefine over and underpaid from a moral position to a position where it is totally defined by the market and then argue from that perspective.

    Its like saying "a rectangle is a circle, because I define it that way!"

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    Re: Are Teachers Overpaid and Underworked?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    Some good teachers are underpaid. Some bad teachers are overpaid.

    I'm a teacher and I don't think I'm underpaid at all. Although there are days when I mutter to myself, "I don't get paid enough for this crap..."....like today....
    I couldn't even imagine being a full time teacher. I had to teach classes here and there in the Army, and it was like trying to herd a bunch of cats.
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    Re: Are Teachers Overpaid and Underworked?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    So essentially Guy's position is to redefine over and underpaid from a moral position to a position where it is totally defined by the market and then argue from that perspective.

    Its like saying "a rectangle is a circle, because I define it that way!"
    Nonsense. I'm solving the problem, where bed wetting socialists use the undefined and thus meaningless term "underpaid" to justify monkeying around with the free market for their social engineering experiments.
    I'm here to save the ****ing day.

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    Re: Are Teachers Overpaid and Underworked?

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    Nonsense. I'm solving the problem, where bed wetting socialists use the undefined and thus meaningless term "underpaid" to justify monkeying around with the free market for their social engineering experiments.
    I'm here to save the ****ing day.
    Your "solution" would be worse than the problem ...

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    Re: Are Teachers Overpaid and Underworked?

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    Nonsense. I'm solving the problem, where bed wetting socialists use the undefined and thus meaningless term "underpaid" to justify monkeying around with the free market for their social engineering experiments.
    I'm here to save the ****ing day.
    Saving the day with zealotry!

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    Re: Are Teachers Overpaid and Underworked?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Your "solution" would be worse than the problem ...
    What's the problem again? Teachers aren't getting paid as much you feel, deep down in your bleeding heart (and without any economic basis) that teachers "should" be paid?

    And you get mad at me for crapping all over your socialist parade of rainbows and lollipops by bringing up such ugly and unfashionable things as dollars and cents?

    It sucks when the realities of the economy interfere with pinko candy land, huh?

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    Re: Are Teachers Overpaid and Underworked?

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    What's the problem again? Teachers aren't getting paid as much you feel, deep down in your bleeding heart (and without any economic basis) that teachers "should" be paid?

    And you get mad at me for crapping all over your socialist parade of rainbows and lollipops by bringing up such ugly and unfashionable things as dollars and cents?

    It sucks when the realities of the economy interfere with pinko candy land, huh?
    Why are you getting so angry?

    I am trying to have a civil discussion here and all you can seem to do is insult.

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    Re: Are Teachers Overpaid and Underworked?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Why are you getting so angry?

    I am trying to have a civil discussion here and all you can seem to do is insult.
    I think you're misreading me I am being jovial.

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