Teachers Are Not Underpaid

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    Biggs and Richwine: Public School Teachers Aren't Underpaid - WSJ.com

    Or in other words: Stop your whining about teachers' salaries
     
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    That misses a lot of points.
     
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    Yeah I agree.

    Most public school teachers aren't underpaid.
     
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    So they're being fairly paid then.

    My point exactly. In fact the article spells out that teachers wouldn't come anywhere near their salaries in the private sector yet they all seem to think (Groupthink)they are underpaid
     
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    Did you notice how you used the words "private sector" there? Have you given any consideration to what those words mean?
     
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    he part of the economy that is not state controlled, and is run by individuals and companies for profit. The private sector encompasses all for-profit businesses that are not owned or operated by the government. Companies and corporations that are government run are part of what is known as the public sector, while charities and other nonprofit organizations are part of the voluntary sector.

    Read more: Private Sector Definition
     
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    I don't really that most teachers really do think they are underpaid.

    I think many of them might think that they are overworked, though.
     
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    Overworked. That's funny

    10 weeks off in the summer
    Winter break
    Spring break
    All holidays during the school year
    Teacher "Development Days"

    Yeah getting 14 or 15 weeks off a year is really being overworked.
     
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    A teacher's job doesn't end when the school bell rings. In many ways, their job has just begun. Besides grading papers, they must keep up their lesson plans and other obligations and responsibilities that the job entails.

    Teachers are not overpaid. Especially when you factor in the responsibility they bear, the future of our nation. I don't know a single teacher who chose that field to get rich. If that was their goals, they would have pursued another profession.

    Right wing regressive turds always invite the fate of Robert Frost's hired man, the fate of having "nothing to look backward to with pride, and nothing to look forward to with hope."

    "Teachers are givers in a world dominated by takers, and they're also sharers. This collaborative instinct makes our profession unlike any other."
    Barbara Keshishian

    Education is the cheap defense of nations.
    Edmund Burke
     
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    If there were no such thing as 'public school,' and if the consequences of a poor education were felt as immediately as poor legal or medical assistance, teachers would be driving around in golden chariots (and most people teaching today would not qualify for the job).
     

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