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 Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Yea it can end up being a really cushy position to be a retiring teacher.
    When you count all the benefits, not just pay, you find that them and other public service workers are quickly becoming the newest class of millionaires.
    Absolutely. They're AUTOMATIC millionaires. How much money does it take to fund a $144,000 pension for 25 years assuming a 3% return? $2,600,000. Multi-millionaire!!
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    Re: Teacher Salaries By State

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Absolutely. They're AUTOMATIC millionaires. How much money does it take to fund a $144,000 pension for 25 years assuming a 3% return? $2,600,000. Multi-millionaire!!
    That doesn't even count health benefits.
    It's insane.
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    Re: Teacher Salaries By State

    Its not only the teacher salaries that have become out of hand.
    Executives, CEOs, managers.....a great many are over paid.
    A ton of reform is necessary here.....
    A lot less arrogance and a lot more respect will go a long ways..

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    Re: Teacher Salaries By State

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I say other.Pay should be based on results.Maybe start out with the lowest national standard and then if a sufficient number of kids pass that teacher's class at their grade level work then maybe up a couple of thousand a year. Lousy teachers should be let go period.
    Its far more than lousy teachers - its lousy administration, lousy students, lousy parents...
    Those who have done "good", should be appreciated.....not all is lousy...
    Have I ever mentioned reform?
    And, I'd sooner have a "lousy teacher" than one who does not care....

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    Re: Teacher Salaries By State

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    That doesn't even count health benefits.
    It's insane.
    Guess who has let this happen???
    Yes.....you and I....
    BTW , betraying the public trust should be a crime, a very serious crime..

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    Re: Teacher Salaries By State

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I don't even like THINKING about it. Starting salaries may be about average (for a nine-month position, don't forget), but a few years down the road, and you're talking big bucks. Subjective experience: a friend started teaching at 22. She is retiring at 52. Last year, she made $160,000 as a Science Teacher, plus head of the Science Department at the high school. Her pension? 3% per year of service or $144,000 with a 3% increase per year. (Won't be quite that high for purists; they take an average of the last four years B4 they take the 3%.) Oh, and, of course, they get full medical insurance with a small kick-in.

    How on EARTH are taxpayers supposed to fund THAT?????
    There is some part of this story that you are simply not aware of or are not telling. Teachers don't get paid 160,000 for being a teacher.
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    Re: Teacher Salaries By State

    I believe teachers receive too much when you look at their salary plus benefits, but what annoys me the most is tenure. I went to public school and I had teachers who stopped teaching once they received tenure. I even had a teacher who said we could have the class period off because he now had tenure. Many teachers work hard for the first three years, receive tenure, and then spend the next thirty years not caring. It is absolutely appalling. A few months ago, a teacher at my local middle school drove to school drunk and spent half the day teaching while continuing to drink. Her punishment? Temporary leave WITH PAY!!
    Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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    Re: Teacher Salaries By State

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    Guess who has let this happen???
    Yes.....you and I....
    BTW , betraying the public trust should be a crime, a very serious crime..
    This started well before I could do anything.
    I just turned 27, so I haven't had much of a say.
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    Re: Teacher Salaries By State

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    There is some part of this story that you are simply not aware of or are not telling. Teachers don't get paid 160,000 for being a teacher.
    It's not all that uncommon in some states.

    I know California has quite a few that get paid a very substantial salary.
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    Re: Teacher Salaries By State

    I was just tenured recently. If I ever act like some teachers do at my school I hope I would have the integrity to quit. I know a teacher that sets her students in front of the computer while she sits at her desk on her computer. She gets paid more than the principal (over $70,000). I haven't heard of any teacher making anywhere near $160,000.
    Last edited by Josie; 07-25-10 at 05:51 PM.


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