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Posted on 01/27/2012 8:18:12 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Arne Duncan: Pay great teachers $150K
By: Tim Mak January 27, 2012 09:28 AM EST
Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Friday that the starting salaries of teachers should double, up to $65,000 a year, and that excellent teachers should be able to make up to $150,000.
Ive been very radical on this. I think that young teachers, we should double their salaries [to] $60,000, $65,000. I think that great teachers should be able to make $130,000, $140,000, $150,000 - pick a number, said Duncan on MSNBCs Morning Joe.
Duncan suggested those figures while responding to a question about New York City Mayor Michael Bloombergs proposal that high-performing teachers should be eligible for $20,000 bonuses.
Both base-pay increases and bonuses were necessary, he said.
I think we need to raise the base pay [and be eligible for bonuses], I think teachers should be able to make a lot more money based on the difference theyre making in students lives, and willingness to take on tough assignments, he said.
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For 6 hours a day, 9 months of the year of work?
Who decides if a techer is great or not?
Why only $150K? Why not a million?
This is my 42nd year of teaching (really). Pay me the $150K today because I am a great teacher./s
The way the FED is printing money, that may happen sooner rather than later.
The job, and the government propaganda imparted to mush minds, is simply just not worth that much money.....
Here’s a radical idea: why not pay them exactly what they’re worth in an open and free labor market?
I’d be willing to accept that.
But only under the following conditions:
1) No collective bargaining
2) They pay for their own health care and retirement out of their salaries. They can cut a deal through the NEA or whatever org they want to get better coverage/rates.
3) No tenure. Ever.
4) At will employment with individual contracts only.
If they even work that much. The school my grandsons go to which is in a highly desirable district seems to have 4 day school weeks constantly. If there happens to be a holiday, like this past MLK birthday, then it’s a 3 day week. They call these 1/2 and full days off teacher service days....whatever that means.
Does that mean that we can cut the pay of, or fire, bad ones?
When everyone is able to live in million dollar homes to support a property tax base that will pay 150K per year for teachers...and the average wage is 150K to pay that property tax- then - sure - pay ‘em 150K *ugh*
This really shouldn’t be that tough. A smart high school grad could teach the public school curriculum to students coming up.
Most of the educational claptrap that teachers learn getting their requisite teaching credentials isn’t really so—and thus sets them back as teachers from how that smart high school grad would approach things.
Somehow, and I know it sounds crazy but, the moment we start paying the so-called best teachers 150 grand a year, it would turn out that every teacher would be making a 150 grand a year.
I suspect that great spelling is a sign as to whether you’ve had a good TEACHER or not. :D
>I have a radical idea. Get the government totally out of education.
>Where in the Constitution is authority given for government involvement here?
I fully support abolishing the federal department of education. However when you say ‘the government’ you do have to remember that the vast majority of education management nd funding is done at the state level, and most state constitutions do talk about education.
Thus asking for where in the constitution such a thing might be means checking your state constitution.
Now I should also mention I don’t believe in public education at all. We don’t have public supermarkets and yet parents do manage to feed their children. Schools should all be private, and then you could provide some form of grants for needy children to go to school. Public education is yet another form of middle (and upper) class entitlement.
As a non-union public school teacher, I disagree. I started at 28K my first year. That’s @35K minus the summer.
GET RID OF ALL THE 200K A YEAR PIECES OF **** AND MAYBE SOME OF THE TEACHERS WOULD MAKE MORE.
I work from 8 to 4. That’s 8 hours. I manage 80 pubescent, irascible balls of hormones.
BUT I DO GET THE SUMMER!
AMEN to that! Trying to reform an inherently Marxist system is like, pardon the expression, polishing a turd.