Sunday, February 20, 2011

Teachers Make Cheap Babysitters!

Teachers' hefty salaries are driving up taxes, and they only work 9 or 10 months a year! It's time we put things in perspective and pay them for what they do - babysit!

We can get that for less than minimum wage.

That's right. Let's give them $3.00 an hour and only the hours they worked; not any of that silly planning time, or any time they spend before or after school. That would be $19.50 a day (7:45 to 3:00 PM with 45 min. off for lunch and plan. That equals 6 1/2 hours).

Each parent should pay $19.50 a day for these teachers to baby-sit their children. Now how many students do they teach in a day...maybe 30?
So that's $19.50 x 30 = $585.00 a day.

However, remember they only work 180 days a year!!! I am not going to pay them for any vacations.


That's $585 X 180= $105,300 per year. (Hold on! My calculator needs new batteries).

What about those special education teachers and the ones with Master's degrees? Well, we could pay them minimum wage ($7.75), and just to be fair, round it off to $8.00 an hour. That would be $8 X 6 1/2 hours X 30 children X 180 days = $280,800 per year.

Wait a minute -- there's something wrong here! There sure is! The average teacher's salary (nation wide) is $50,000. $50,000/180 days = $277.77/per day.
30 students = $9.25. 6.5 hours = $1.42 per hour per student--a very inexpensive baby-sitter and they even EDUCATE your kids!)


7 comments, add yours here:

maryt/theteach said...

Wow, Tisha, great calculations! That should shut up those people that complain about how much we pay our teachers! :)

Antigone said...

Thank you! As a teacher (ahem...babysitter) I appreciate it when people take time to do the math!

Crazy Working Mom said...

I appreciate all of the hard work that goes into the education of my home and at school. It is a TEAM effort and we all have to play on the same team or our efforts are worthless!!! :)

Twisted Cinderella said...

Great post.

Moody mom said...

My husband and I were just talking about the same thing the other night. They were talking about it on the news. I not a teacher but I say -

Groovy Baby Blog said...

Teachers are great, Love your blog and follow now!

Babysitters said...

It's great a teacher can be a good babysitter because a teacher knows that the responsibilities to have kids and teach them. your blog is freaking awesome Thanks a lot for posting this.