Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Love your teachers

This has been floating around Facebook:

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 d...ay (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. LET'S SEE.... 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 (nationwide) 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!) WHAT A DEAL!!!! Heaven forbid we take into account highly qualified teachers or NCLB... Make a teacher smile :)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

How to Have a Truly Crap-tacular Day

1. Run late getting ready in the morning.

2. Have car frozen shut, to the point of pulling on the door 3 times to get it to open.

3. While scraping the frozen windows, have the windshield wiper smack you.

4. Drive a mile and a half before realizing that the headlights are off.

5. Have two granny-slow driver on the road, doing 15 under the limit side-by-side.

6. Work computer being slower than a turtle running uphill in molasses.

7. Just when you feel like you can handle the rest of the day, kill the power to the entire school/ town.

8. Try teaching in the dark, but then the power coming back on 50 minutes before you would have been sent home early.

9. Then find out that the other schools went home early and you didn't.

10. Don't get to eat lunch because you have recess duty.

11. Deal with people in Walmart after school.

12. Stupid boy has to work late tonight.

Should have just stayed in bed this morning.