View Poll Results: Should teacher salaries in your state increase, decrease of stay the same?

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    Re: Teacher Salaries By State

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Check out this chart of teacher salaries by state. Teacher Salaries By State | Average Salaries For Teachers | Beginning Salaries For Teachers | Teacher Raises | TeacherPortal.com

    Do you think the average teacher salary in your state should be higher, lower, or stay the same?
    Much higher because Maryland (especially my county) has one of the best school systems in the country.

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    Re: Teacher Salaries By State

    Wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy over paid in Illinois for working 9 months. No wonder why so many people want to become teachers. Fairly easy job and HUUUUGE benefits!
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    Re: Teacher Salaries By State

    I have always thought teachers should make more due to the importance of their job and feel bad for teachers in states where they will fire your ass if students do not reach certain goals or scores.

    It would be kind of like where if you are a Supervisor that must train employees to do a certain job and if a certain number of them end up being a crappy employees? You get the boot. Does not seem fair to me as you can only teach to a point and the rest is up to the person who is suppose to be doing the job.

    I really think a lot of students who fail in school is not a direct reflection on the teachers ability to do their jobs and that a lot of other factors may come in to play mainly lack of student motivation and lack of parental involvement. Not to mention social things and home environments of failing students.
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    Re: Teacher Salaries By State

    Pay should be irrelevant of performance? I'd hate to see the world that you envision.

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    Re: Teacher Salaries By State

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    Pay should be irrelevant of performance? I'd hate to see the world that you envision.
    Maybe she envisions a world where evaluation of performance is more sophisticated than the one you envision.
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    Re: Teacher Salaries By State

    I envision a world where performance is evaluated by companies seeking profits, not bureaucrats told what goals to seek.

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    Re: Teacher Salaries By State

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    We are in Georgia and my wife is due to make about $32,800 as a provisionally certified teacher in the first year, to be bumped up to $39,000 when she finishes her masters degree. After 10 years, the salary schedule shows a little under $50,000 (would be $43,800 if she only had a bachelors).

    The absolute most she could possibly make, according to the 2010-2011 salary schedule, and not be in administration, would be if she had 25 years experience and a Ph.D. @$75,400 + some more for summer school and proctoring tests, but I don't have the info for that.

    So that list looks pretty accurate, at least for Georgia.

    I would love to find out how she could make 160k though. Being a house husband might have its appeal .
    My first year teaching in GA, I made $43K with a master's degree, Fulton County's supplement (because it is a more expensive area to live in) and coaching supplement... not exactly living the high life...
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    Re: Teacher Salaries By State

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    There's no reason that teacher salaries should be so high and requirements so high as well. I could probably teach all of kindergarten to 8th grade, and probably a lot of classes in high school.
    Average salary in the 42-48K range is HIGH?!?!? what are you smoking?
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    Re: Teacher Salaries By State

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    Wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy over paid in Illinois for working 9 months. No wonder why so many people want to become teachers. Fairly easy job and HUUUUGE benefits!
    Have you ever been a public school teacher?
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    Re: Teacher Salaries By State

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    My first year teaching in GA, I made $43K with a master's degree, Fulton County's supplement (because it is a more expensive area to live in) and coaching supplement... not exactly living the high life...
    Given how expensive Fulton can be (either Atlanta or the suburbs) thats not much. The little town I live in gives less of a supplemental (about 2-5k depending) but cost of living here is a lot less.

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