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    Are Teachers Overpaid and Underworked?

    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?

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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?
    End public schools and let the market allocate teacher salaries in a privatized educational system. That is the only way to ensure that teachers will neither be overpaid nor underpaid.

    If education is privatized, teachers will be paid exactly what the market will bear.

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    Re: Are Teachers Overpaid and Underworked?

    It's not the teachers, it's the bull**** system above them. They can only teach what they're told and allowed to teach in the public system, in the specific way they're told to teach. Teachers are just an easy target.
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    Re: Are Teachers Overpaid and Underworked?

    No - teachers are everywhere underpaid and overworked so that ordinary children do less well and the rich can see to it that their piglets buy advantage.

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    Re: Are Teachers Overpaid and Underworked?

    If you think teachers are underworked, you must not know any.
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    Re: Are Teachers Overpaid and Underworked?

    yes and no
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    Re: Are Teachers Overpaid and Underworked?

    If anything their salaries should be raised, and while we're at it maybe a little less hate should be thrown their way. If we want to improve the country we need to invest heavily in our infrastructure, and that absolutely includes our educational system. And anybody who mentions the phrase "throwing money at the problem" (you know it's coming) needs to remember that quality services require funding. You can't defund something and expect it to work.

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    Re: Are Teachers Overpaid and Underworked?

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    End public schools and let the market allocate teacher salaries in a privatized educational system. That is the only way to ensure that teachers will neither be overpaid nor underpaid.

    If education is privatized, teachers will be paid exactly what the market will bear.
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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?
    Teachers are not overpaid, nor are they underworked. The profession is generally not either respected or appreciated. It's a ****ty job, they make less money than any number of significantly less-well educated employees, and they do something extremely important (i.e. educating children).

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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?
    Those claiming this are usually people who have a personal or ideological interest in undermining a universal, public education system. See Post 2.
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