I think it depends upon where you live on how teachers are paid. Around here, in the suburbs, they usually make around $70,000 and that's NOT the top paid.<quoted text>
Just a bunch of dumb as dirt kids who can't compete on a global scale. We are almost there anyway.
There probably are, definitely, teachers underpaid and overworked. They are not everywhere, however.
Kids are not as dumb as dirt. Parents also have to help do their part in teaching their kids. Too many parents leave it all up to the teachers and then complain.
Are your kids stupid? No. You teach them things. Part of it is the school system in certain areas. Not all areas, not all kids. Part of it is the parents as well.
I get a little tired of hearing how hard teachers have it b/c I know what they make around here and I know what their hours are. I try to check myself b/c it's not like that everywhere.
I realize in the urban and poorer areas it is much different, however.