Last edited by The Black Guardian; 07-17-2012 at 07:03 AM.
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My teacher friend told me to watch 'Waiting for Superman'. Apparently there are some teachers who cannot be fired and are collecting paychecks because of the difficulty to get rid of their incompetence. Supposedly they sit around a room in some different building doing absolutely nothing getting paid.
As for some teachers, I remember a few just going to the motions and waiting to retirement. They teach the same material every few years and are not challenging at all. My high school accounting teacher comes to mind. He did not have a difficult job at all.
I have friends who are teachers, most like it, some left...my cousin wanted to be a teacher, spent two years subbing and being an aide...now wants NOTHING to do with teaching...he went to go work for Verizon
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Nope, they don't. In the UK a starting salary is about 20k but you do get a reasonable pension (which is going to end up being cut because the government are cunts) and a good chunk of summer off, but you also work 12 hour days and have the responsibility of being a teacher, social worker and parent to kids so I wouldn't do it, and I have toyed with the idea a few years back.
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It's hard to say if they're poorly paid.
They are not paid a lot but the product of their work is pretty dismal.
And that has nothing to do with NCLB, I'm sure. News flash: teachers are given a curriculum. They are to teach the curriculum. They are not to deviate from the curriculum. Why? Because their jobs relay on standardized tests. Any public school teachers knows what I mean when I say "teach to test." Critical thinking is not on the tests, so guess what? Kids don't learn how to think critically. And common sense? Please.
When figuring teacher's pay you do have to remember they only work 9-10 months a year. So naturally their pay is going to be lower than those of us who don't get summer's off.
I do agree though that during the school year many put in more hours a day than they get credit for.
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