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Are teachers overpaid, considering they get summers off?
South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | November 9, 2011 | Gary Stein

Posted on 11/09/2011 8:01:14 AM PST by ConservativeStatement

Leave it to right-wing think tanks to tell the world that teachers are overpaid.

Right wingers hate unions and they hate paying public employees, so keep that in mind as you try to digest recent surveys from The American Enterprise Institute and the Heritage Foundation that say teachers just make too much money.

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TOPICS: Education; Society
KEYWORDS: education; freep; homeschool; liberalbias; liberalism; lies; nea; poll; sunsentinel; teachers; unions
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1 posted on 11/09/2011 8:01:15 AM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement
"Are teachers overpaid, considering they get summers off?"

Yes, many teachers are over paid. It is not because they get summers off. It is because they aren't doing the job of educating students.

2 posted on 11/09/2011 8:05:15 AM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Looks like this Journalist didn’t bother reporting any facts about how many days a year teacher’s work, what they get paid, their benefits package, or really inject any information whatsoever.

And, this appears to be in the NEWS section, not the Opinion area.


3 posted on 11/09/2011 8:05:44 AM PST by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Right wingers hate unions

Yeah, so?

4 posted on 11/09/2011 8:10:00 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: ConservativeStatement; All
Bookmarked and poll freeped.

Might want to freep the poll on the page folks, looks like a lot of leftists are visiting not surprisingly.

5 posted on 11/09/2011 8:11:17 AM PST by mainestategop (Don’t Let Freedom Slip Away After America , There is No Place to Go)
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To: ConservativeStatement

If your job is so bad, why not do something else?

Teachers don’t have a bad gig...


6 posted on 11/09/2011 8:12:01 AM PST by TSgt (whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive...it is the Right of the People to abolish it.)
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To: Baynative

I think teachers should be contractors. Good ones will be sought out and paid top dollar, bad ones can work at Quik-E-Mart.

I’m getting a little tired of the excuses from teachers who suck. Last night we defeated a $22 million dollar bond measure to build a new school. They claimed they need a new school for a better “learning environment”. A good teacher could teach in a barn and do just fine.


7 posted on 11/09/2011 8:13:43 AM PST by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Right wingers hate unions and they hate paying public employees, so keep that in mind as you try to digest recent surveys from The American Enterprise Institute and the Heritage Foundation that say teachers just make too much money.

"Right wingers hate . . . and they hate" . . .

No, no bias or prejudice here. Keep on reading!!

/sarc

The Sun Sentinel is one of Flori-duh's most left wing propagandist rags. Take everything they say, invert it, divide by the price of peanut butter and you might get a grain of truth.

8 posted on 11/09/2011 8:16:23 AM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Yes, teachers are overpaid.

I give public schools a grade of “F” so I am going to say they are overpaid.

Personally, I believe teachers should make about 1/2 as much as nurses.

- I’ve seen nurese have to run to the aid of patients.
- I’ve seen nurses have to stick suppositories up old hairy people’s asses.
- If nurses make mistakes, the consequences could be grave.
- If a nurse makes a mistake, they could be fired.
- Nurses work every shift there is.
- Nurses work every holiday — including, Christmas, Labor Day, etc.
- Nurses don’t get tenure.
- Nurses don’t get a 3 month vacation every year.
- Nurses don’t have union thugs representing their every wish.
- Teachers get every benefit ever known to man .... and then some more.
- We don’t need more money spent on education when so many teachers’ unions are worth billions and billions of dollars. If they own airlines, office buildings, golf courses, etc., they really don’t need more money for education.
- Teachers come up with a lesson plan one year and repeat it every year for 25 years. It’s all about passing the standardized tests.

There are obviously some good teachers. Many of them are victims of the FAILED system. Unfortunately, many of them aren’t very good. Many of them went to colleges that rival degree mills and then they set there and draw checks for 25 years.

I’ve been around both and I find that nurses have to work much harder and put in more hours than teachers. I believe nurses have to know more too.

So do I believe teachers are overpaid? YES!!!!!!!!


9 posted on 11/09/2011 8:27:14 AM PST by boycott (CAL)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I confronted a teacher that I know with the “summers off” argument, and that lying sack said he didn’t get paid for that time. Meanwhile, he is always complaining about being broke because the taxes are so high. He’s right about the taxes because he lives in the PRNJ, but I wonder if he realizes that those taxes are paying for his $80K salary and free health care?


10 posted on 11/09/2011 8:27:18 AM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Considering that we pay billions upon billions of dollars for public education and end up with kids who don't even know that plurals to not have apostrophes or end in the letter "z" (such as "I have three dog's" or "I bought two sweaterz today")...

...And that this generation has no clue who we fought against in World War 2 or where Iraq and Afghanistan are...

...But are able to spout off a bunch of marxist claptrap talking points about global warming and multiculturalism...

...Then HELL YES, we're overpaying our teachers.

11 posted on 11/09/2011 8:30:18 AM PST by 60Gunner (Eternal vigilance or eternal rest. Make your choice.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Yes. In many places they would still be overpaid if they worked the summer.


12 posted on 11/09/2011 8:32:10 AM PST by jospehm20
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To: boycott

This ER nurse thanks you.


13 posted on 11/09/2011 8:33:17 AM PST by 60Gunner (Eternal vigilance or eternal rest. Make your choice.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Teachers are way over paid as it is. When you tally, the work conditions, salary, health benes, pensions, health care for life, easy work hours, off time, etc, they are making a killing.


14 posted on 11/09/2011 8:34:12 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: cripplecreek
"A good teacher could teach in a barn and do just fine."

Teachers that are proven performers are worth more to our country than the politicians who represent us and should be paid accordingly. People like Dr. Steve Perry are worth more to America than our congress.

(IMO, he does more for our country than congress does, too.)

15 posted on 11/09/2011 8:35:17 AM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Easy test.....when I was in grade school, it was big news when one of the teachers bought a new car. I drive by the schools now, and the teachers all have cars that are better than mine.


16 posted on 11/09/2011 8:43:51 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: 60Gunner

“Your” and “You’re.” “’s” and “s’.” But nothing compares to the excessive usage of the word “like.” People in the 20s and even 30s use that word multiple times in a sentence and it is irritating.


17 posted on 11/09/2011 8:46:36 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: cripplecreek
I think teachers should be contractors. Good ones will be sought out and paid top dollar, bad ones can work at Quik-E-Mart.

I agree. Turn them loose in the free market, pay for results (as defined by the employer). Golly, that sounds like most normal people's jobs, doesn't it?

Maybe it's not that teachers are overpaid, but that day-care workers are underpaid, because in many cases, that's all the "teachers" really are: supervisors of the juvie inmates for as many hours as the parents can get the general public to support.

18 posted on 11/09/2011 8:49:59 AM PST by Tax-chick (I'm sure your dog likes you.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

If teachers are overpaid then why aren’t the best and brightest rushing to take the jobs?


19 posted on 11/09/2011 8:50:04 AM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: cripplecreek
I think teachers should be contractors. Good ones will be sought out and paid top dollar, bad ones can work at Quik-E-Mart.

I had a relative who was following the union line and complaining about how basketball players like Michael Jordan (which tells you about when it happened) made millions while teachers were underpaid. I responded that if they had the top 300* or so teachers in the country teach classes to every student in their subject and grade by video those few teachers could make millions, while all but those top 300 could be laid off. She didn't like that idea one bit.

*I picked 300 because it was about the number of NBA players at the time.

20 posted on 11/09/2011 8:50:08 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Herman Cain: possibly the escapee most dangerous to the Democrats since Frederick Douglass.)
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