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Why don't teachers get paid more than athletes?

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Since: Jan 08

Arkansas City, KS

#1 Jul 26, 2008
We know people gotta have all their sports,but why should a teacher get paid less than atheletes.How is throwing a ball thru the hole in the errrrr better than somebody going to school for several years to teach kids to better themselves and get minimum wage? Fxck athletes! but then again once they bust their leg their career is over.

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#2 Jul 26, 2008
because I wanted to be a teacher :(

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#3 Jul 26, 2008
CANDAYMAMA wrote:
We know people gotta have all their sports,but why should a teacher get paid less than atheletes.How is throwing a ball thru the hole in the errrrr better than somebody going to school for several years to teach kids to better themselves and get minimum wage? Fxck athletes! but then again once they bust their leg their career is over.
I believe that teachers should get paid more money but not more than professional athletes because athletes are merchandise who actually produce money from ticket sales, jerseys, commercial revenue and the like so there pay is a matter of what they deserve because without them, no money would be made. And like you said, they can hurt themselves at anytime and their career is over. I think teachers should get at least 100,000 a year. Why do you think that teachers are underpaid, Canday?

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#4 Jul 26, 2008
Azenday from Seattle wrote:
<quoted text> I believe that teachers should get paid more money but not more than professional athletes because athletes are merchandise who actually produce money from ticket sales, jerseys, commercial revenue and the like so there pay is a matter of what they deserve because without them, no money would be made. And like you said, they can hurt themselves at anytime and their career is over. I think teachers should get at least 100,000 a year. Why do you think that teachers are underpaid, Canday?
I guess in a way it's a type business too they market themselves,come out shoes,own water bottles all kind of shxt.But some teachers work really hard.I wanted to be a music teacher but I can't live off that type of money here with everything going up.Some teachers work very hard,especially english,history,math and music teachers.I think the wages are unfair,even the teachers say that.

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#5 Jul 26, 2008
look at this shxt it's wack for the teacher's salaries in wichita

http://www.indeed.com/salary...

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#6 Jul 26, 2008
CANDAYMAMA wrote:
look at this shxt it's wack for the teacher's salaries in wichita
http://www.indeed.com/salary...
Is that a comedy website because those wages are a joke! LOL! I see why you don't want to be a teacher. But Canday, if you want to be a teacher for the love of the kids, isn't there something else that you can do like maybe be a pediatric nurse or something? This way you can make money and still help the children.

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Since: Mar 08

Jacksonville, FL

#7 Jul 26, 2008
CANDAYMAMA wrote:
look at this shxt it's wack for the teacher's salaries in wichita
http://www.indeed.com/salary...
It also have to do with the market a.k.a Location, and what kind of teacher you want to be. Here where i'm at teachers get paid 50k starting off. In larger markets like NYC,LA,CHI. The salaries are higher. But athletes do get paid a bit too much!

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Since: Apr 08

Maryland

#8 Jul 26, 2008
CANDAYMAMA wrote:
We know people gotta have all their sports,but why should a teacher get paid less than atheletes.How is throwing a ball thru the hole in the errrrr better than somebody going to school for several years to teach kids to better themselves and get minimum wage? Fxck athletes! but then again once they bust their leg their career is over.
You say teachers go to school for several years, well most of the athletes that make a lot of money study their craft from the age of 5. The dedication athletes give to their careers is unquestionable. Don't get me wrong teachers should be paid more for their work, and so should soldiers. But it's not right to compare one occupations wages to another. Athletes are employees just like any other contractor, they make more money for their organizations and states than they make. So if you want to increase teachers salary in your area then you may want to get a professional ball club. The money out of town fans bring in to your town is what they use to give your schools upgrades and your teachers raises.

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#9 Jul 26, 2008
Azenday from Seattle wrote:
<quoted text> Is that a comedy website because those wages are a joke! LOL! I see why you don't want to be a teacher. But Canday, if you want to be a teacher for the love of the kids, isn't there something else that you can do like maybe be a pediatric nurse or something? This way you can make money and still help the children.
I could I wanted to be a social worker or something on the side but I guess it doesn't matter.If your passion to do something you'll do it because you want to not because of the money.

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#10 Jul 26, 2008
Let's face it.........teachers can't teach.......wonder why our education system sucks?

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#11 Jul 26, 2008
GoodGrief78 wrote:
<quoted text>It also have to do with the market a.k.a Location, and what kind of teacher you want to be. Here where i'm at teachers get paid 50k starting off. In larger markets like NYC,LA,CHI. The salaries are higher. But athletes do get paid a bit too much!
I guess so,if your living in California the paying should be higher because NYC and California are some expensive places to be living in.You got to be making alot of money if your living in those places,otherwise there wouldn't be any teachers there lol.Good lord.East Cost and West coast is expensive.

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#12 Jul 26, 2008
Mostly because of us, the people who watch the sporting events and pay money to go to the games, Americans that are willing to pay such a high price for the ticket and people who will buy a pair of shoes because Micheal Jordan endorses it are the reason athletes make so much money. Now if someone wanted to raise taxes for better funding for teachers, we would all have a fit.

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#13 Jul 26, 2008
Not-So-Brite wrote:
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You say teachers go to school for several years, well most of the athletes that make a lot of money study their craft from the age of 5. The dedication athletes give to their careers is unquestionable. Don't get me wrong teachers should be paid more for their work, and so should soldiers. But it's not right to compare one occupations wages to another. Athletes are employees just like any other contractor, they make more money for their organizations and states than they make. So if you want to increase teachers salary in your area then you may want to get a professional ball club. The money out of town fans bring in to your town is what they use to give your schools upgrades and your teachers raises.
It may not feel right to you but it's right to me.Not all athletes study their craft at 5 they could've started at high school,some of them are just natural born atheletes.C'mon people running up and down the field or courts for a few hours and get a couple mills slapped in their hands but a teacher who's been studying all week,making lessons and teaching several classes a day for 9 hours a day or more,grading homework only get 20,30 thousand dollars a year.

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#14 Jul 26, 2008
Buckin_Ray-mxdchik wrote:
Let's face it.........teachers can't teach.......wonder why our education system sucks?
well maybe teachers should be get rid of,and we'll just have to learn on our own.

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#15 Jul 26, 2008
kaley wrote:
Mostly because of us, the people who watch the sporting events and pay money to go to the games, Americans that are willing to pay such a high price for the ticket and people who will buy a pair of shoes because Micheal Jordan endorses it are the reason athletes make so much money. Now if someone wanted to raise taxes for better funding for teachers, we would all have a fit.
I don't really care for sports,but yes this is the world we live in.It's just were losing alot of teachers because they are cutting down pay because you can't really live off of it.Some teachers deserve more and some dont.
arnold

Beaufort, NC

#16 Jul 26, 2008
candaymama how about the 9900 out of 10000 athletes who dont make it what should they get paid. There are less than 500 athletes in the NBA

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#17 Jul 26, 2008
Athlethes are not well paid. Most athletes never earn much money in their Sport, they do it for the love of the game.
Even in basketball, football and baseball which are the sports where the money is at. Only a few people really get paid well. 1 out of 100 people make it in sports are able to earn a living off of it.

I do believe teachers are under paid, but so are police and firemen and other public servants. But teachers have a college degree and can quickly switch careers to a better paid field. Many people only teach for a few years then they go do something they can make money at.
arnold

Beaufort, NC

#18 Jul 26, 2008
you aree the typical black woman who blame black men for everything. How about all the white americans who will fund a sports arene 3-5 million dollars a night to watch these athletes when most blacks who grew up with these athletes cant even afford the parking or food charged at these games let alone the tickets. And there home boys could never afford a five hundred to one thousand dollar front row seat!!!!!!!!!!

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#19 Jul 26, 2008
arnold wrote:
candaymama how about the 9900 out of 10000 athletes who dont make it what should they get paid. There are less than 500 athletes in the NBA
They usually take sports management if they go to college so they'll become a trainer or something if they don't make it into the NBA.Maybe it's all the other stuff that adds into their pay like the advertising and stuff it's a whole big business.I get it now.Teaching is not necessarily a business,you go to school,take classes and become a teacher and thats it.

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#20 Jul 26, 2008
Buckin_Ray-mxdchik wrote:
Let's face it.........teachers can't teach.......wonder why our education system sucks?
America spends more money on Prisons and Jails than on the Education of its kids.
Schools in wealthy surburbs are well funded by parents. But schools in rural and urban areas are underfunded. This is why we need 'change' in America.

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