Skip to comments.Milwaukee Teacher Pay to Top $100,000 [Teaching for the Money]
Posted on 03/03/2011 2:10:23 PM PST by 92nina
...For all those who claim that the education of our children is simply too priceless to worry about cost and that we should throw more money at the problem, there is this next tidbit. According to the video, MPS has been listed as a district identified for improvement for four years under No Child Left Behind. The system graduates a measly 68% of its students. Winning The Future will certainly take much stronger performance on the part of our nations teachers unions, especially at the price of $100,000.
The exorbitant salaries and benefits paid to public sector workers when compared to the rest of the nation provide a perfect characterization of the debate raging in states across the country. The days of fighting the black lung and ninety hour work weeks are over. Wisconsin teachers unions are encouraging their members to abandon their pupils and take to the picket lines to fight for a $100,000 salary, for nine months of work. If only we all could be afforded that luxury.
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but the need to be “compensated for their degrees”
OMG!!! Teachers pay went up 20X what they paid me in 1961? What are they getting paid for today, babysitting? They sure as hell aren’t giving us great Scientists and great mathematicians. They are giving us, “Jay Walking” geniuses. F’ the Unions, Merit Pay and Vouchers is what they should be screaming for. Show me a 94% graduation rate, with a college entry of at least 80%, via state proficiency exams, and then we’ll see if you are worth the 100K. Those freakin late 60’s hippy teachers think they deserve a free lunch, as I believe, Truman once said: “There is no such thing as a free lunch in America”.
Leftists rarely understand the difference between a private good and a public good.
Does anybody ever compare teachers salaries to the amount they make each day? Teachers work 184 days out of the year (not counting what time off and sick time they use during the school year) and the average private worker 250 days out of the year. I hear comparison’s all day long about how they are underpaid. They should start with a 35% haircut in pay just for the time they are actually on the job!