First, there are a LOT of law-school grads that don't even make that the first few years after passing the bar. Plenty of fresh engineers would LOVE to be making $51K, or working AT ALL.
Second, It's called the free-market, sweetheart. If you were 6'9", with long arms, mad hops and a killer J, there would be somebody willing to pay you that kind of scratch. But alas, you aren't.
Instead, you decided to go into a field that requires one of the least demanding degrees, is LOADED with free-time, to include summer's off, and has virtually ZERO risk for poor performance. It's that simple. Unlike the baller - who theoretically has to perform or get get cut (or benched), you get the same old same old, irrespective of how well you do, or don't do your job. This is probably why you also don't want standardized testing.
Amen to that. I have worked in public education for over 25 years and don’t make a lot of money. But, since my salary comes from tax payers, I should NOT make a lot of money. Come on educators, get your head out of the clouds and stick to educating children.
And the reason for standardized tests is to INSURE that students know and understand basic information. Why is that so hard to understand?
That is $51,000 for 9 months of work. It doesn’t include the generous public retirement benefits that allow a lot of teachers to retire in their fifties, unlike most private sector people.
Wasn't there a South Park episode about that?
“Plenty of fresh engineers would LOVE to be making $51K, or working AT ALL.”
What engineer can’t get hired out of school?
PS Nice retort to the teacher, although I must note that many teachers seem to have arms long enough to:
1. Grab their monthly checks faster than a frog grabbing a passing bug.
2. Drag their knuckles as they slouch down the school halls.
I've heard that ridiculous complaint before. I always respond, "When thousands of people start showing up and paying to watch you teach class, I'll pretend your comparison is serious."
Seen Congress lately; teach? You're the one that is overpaid...EPIC FAIL!!!