Data on teacher pay

Gwen Solito wrote superintendents should be embarrassed since teachers earn "only $35,000 to support their family," which seemed awfully low. Full Story
Tim Reilly

Mechanicsburg, PA

#352 Nov 22, 2010
Wow Mark you showed me. Wow so insightful; dolt!
Mark wrote:
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You really have exposed yourself for what you are. A bigoted, ill informed, full of hate tax payer who hasn't a REAL clue what a teacher does or doesn't do. Go to you tube and find Parent Teacher Conference. You should be able to understand it cause it is in cartoon form. It will give a little insight to the nonsense and problems teacher's face by parents who only threaten and lie instead of involving themselves with the education process
Mark

United States

#353 Nov 22, 2010
Tim Reilly wrote:
Wow Mark you showed me. Wow so insightful; dolt!
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Did you visit the you tube video. I didn't think so. I know I showed you dolt
Bill Johnson

Manassas, VA

#354 Nov 23, 2010
nano wrote:
All you people who are bashing teachers, I challenge you to spend a day in the life of a teacher. You are ridiculous to think that we have three months off. Most teachers work during the summer or take courses for their continuing education. Teachers are also required to attend many after school functions. Music assemblies, parent teacher conferences and the list goes on and on. Not to mention the amount of extra time put oin grading papers and planning. Elementary teachers have to plan for multiple lessons through out their day as well. Oh, let's not forget about the special education teachers. Would you settle for for less when your day is spent dealing with a student with multiple disabilities or severe emotional and behavioral issues?? Before you start bashing, get a clue and start supporting the people who are educating your children. One more point, teachers only have control over what happens in their classroom, not over all the baggage that a lot of children bring with them everyday.
Quit your bitchen and pass my friggen boy. Maybe I should take you outside next parent teacher day.
Jason

United States

#355 Nov 23, 2010
Bill Johnson wrote:
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Quit your bitchen and pass my friggen boy. Maybe I should take you outside next parent teacher day.
Typical attitude. I just hope this guy was being sarcastic. But that attitude is typical
In Sales

Lancaster, PA

#356 Nov 23, 2010
Say No To Baby Factories wrote:
AN education does not make one a teacher. How about we switch pay scales to the ability of the teacher to teach. There is no excuse for the horrible PSSA scores we have in this area. Tenure and unions have all but destroyed the teaching profession.
You have no idea!!! the time and effort and money out of their own pockets most teachers put towards the students and their class rooms! There are good and bad in all walks of life but I truly believe a teacher becomes one because of the love they have to teach! I make double the salary than most teachers in this area and had no college education! Most of the blame for poor schooling should be put on the parents!!!! The parents that I see, who are involved in their childs education are top students. The ones that complain are the ones who don't show up for the parent teacher conferences or blame the teacher for little johny not doing his homework!!! Hey for once look at the kids agenda or you can look online
Michael Fisher

Tower City, PA

#357 Nov 23, 2010
WOW, show me the tendered teacher who makes only 35,000. seriously. I was on the school board in my little area, which the school its self only got a total of 18 million in funds. Not the large amounts of tax money like the Hanover area. And NO UN-tendered teacher was paid so little. Their health care covered totally, The teacher union made it impossible to deal with a poor instructor. Then in the contract you have the mandatory pay raises of at least 3% when many in America we taking pay cuts. The large number of vacation days which teachers have which are paid, Sick days,Oh its a sweet gig. to the point its shameful for a slash processional position. But before anyone starts complaining about what a teacher makes, or anything, they should get involved with the school board. Show up for meeting, and learn how bad things really are. I can bet next time a teachers contract comes up. You won't mind at all seeing a strike.
John Stewart

Allentown, PA

#358 Jun 24, 2011
Teachers are a bad-bad joke.
Teach your own snot nose kids.
God

Lansdale, PA

#359 Jun 24, 2011
So JS is digging up ancient teacher threads.
What a loser.
Too bad he doesn't have a job because he thought education was a waste of time.
John Stewart

Allentown, PA

#360 Jun 24, 2011
God wrote:
So JS is digging up ancient teacher threads.
What a loser.
Too bad he doesn't have a job because he thought education was a waste of time.
Sure didn't do you any good.
look what a turdYOU turned out to be.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#361 Aug 24, 2011
Didnt I read the IT guys at York Public schools make $53-68k and the principle is at $97k. The teachers are molding young leaders.

This reminds me of the NBA and NFL guys that make millions and the people they pay crumbs to behind the scene.
John Stewart Northampton

Allentown, PA

#362 Aug 24, 2011
God wrote:
So JS is digging up ancient teacher threads.
What a loser.
Too bad he doesn't have a job because he thought education was a waste of time.
It is ,especially in Jersey. Don't they have a forum in Patterson that would suit your kind of job more to your liking ?
ussurf

York, PA

#363 Sep 4, 2011
Teachers do not work 8 hrs a day.They take their job home 7 days a week and spend countless hours grading homework and going over their lesson plans for the day,week or month.Do you think they just walk in the class room and teach off the top of their head? Did you think that the job does not require preparation daily.Throw in a few problem students, attitude adjustments and natural disasters and their entire plan for the semester gets shot down to zero.They must start over again.I've seen them stand in front of a classroom sick as a dog, just to keep up with their students.If they take time out for sickness or a death in the family, they pay dearly for it.The classroom that they are teaching is one hell of a responsibility.How would you like to be responsible for 20 to 30 students on a daily basis? If a majority of their students are not doing well in the class this is a reflection on the teacher,and they will lose their job.They are under enormous pressure to make percentages just like a corporation,sales person or business owner.
ussurf

York, PA

#364 Sep 4, 2011
A Day in the Life of a ?

Its 5:30 Am and she is just getting out of bed, ready to start her usual marathon for the day.
She has to get her three kids ready for daycare and have them there by 7:30, so she can be at work by 8:00.Before they can even get out the door the 3 year old starts vomiting profusely all over the living room carpet,and the dog decides not to return from his morning jaunt. While cleaning up after the three old, her 5 year old decides that she does not need a babysitter anymore and that she will be staying home for the day. The 12 month old baby starts crying because she needs a diaper change and the neighbor is at the door complaining about her dog defecating on their lawn. After changing the baby ,consoling the neighbor, and finding her dog, 10 blocks down the street, she returns home to call an alternate sitter for the 3 year old,so she can stay home for the day. As she patiently waits for the sitter to arrive she bundles up the 18 month old, and the 5 year old .The sitter arrives 10 minutes late so she will be late dropping the remainder of her children off at the daycare center. She is required to be at work at exactly 8:00 AM .Its 7:54 and she just hit the parking lot. She runs like a track queen to her class.
Greeting her class with a smile she says,

“Hello Class! We will be discussing Kinetic Energy today, please get your writing implements ready to take notes.”
John Stewart Northampton

Bethlehem, PA

#365 Sep 4, 2011
ussurf wrote:
Teachers do not work 8 hrs a day.They take their job home 7 days a week and spend countless hours grading homework and going over their lesson plans for the day,week or month.Do you think they just walk in the class room and teach off the top of their head? Did you think that the job does not require preparation daily.Throw in a few problem students, attitude adjustments and natural disasters and their entire plan for the semester gets shot down to zero.They must start over again.I've seen them stand in front of a classroom sick as a dog, just to keep up with their students.If they take time out for sickness or a death in the family, they pay dearly for it.The classroom that they are teaching is one hell of a responsibility.How would you like to be responsible for 20 to 30 students on a daily basis? If a majority of their students are not doing well in the class this is a reflection on the teacher,and they will lose their job.They are under enormous pressure to make percentages just like a corporation,sales person or business owner.
Gym Teacher ?
Just_Me

United States

#366 Sep 6, 2011
John Stewart Northampton wrote:
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Gym Teacher ?
...at least.

The working day for an academic teacher is even more hectic. They do not have the option to simply send the misbehaving kids out for a few laps around the track.
John Stewart Northampton

Bethlehem, PA

#367 Sep 6, 2011
Just_Me wrote:
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...at least.
The working day for an academic teacher is even more hectic. They do not have the option to simply send the misbehaving kids out for a few laps around the track.
That's because they passed the buck somewhere on disipline long ago. Beside that , I don't know of any outside gym classes anymore . Maybe High School ,I don't know.
John Stewart Northampton

Bethlehem, PA

#368 Sep 6, 2011
$16.00 an hour for McDonalds, Wendy's , Burger King isn't enough to pay rent , mortgage, food or medical. Sounds easy, fill out an application , they tell you when you can start , no experience and they don't tell you what your pay will be.

Try it sometime and you'll find out how inexperienced you are and how long you will last on your feet.

"do you want fries with that" ? Very derogatory.
Cait

York, PA

#369 Sep 28, 2011
Teachers are soooo lazy. I can't believe they wake up at 5 AM and work until way after 5PM everyday, when they're just glorified baby sitters. WOW!

Honestly, if you're putting it down, thinking about going into it. I have a strong mathematics background, and it's definitely way more difficult to teach basic math concepts to a middle school student who has fallen through the cracks than it is to evaluate an indefinite integral. Could I have gone into more higher-paying job fields? Of course! I have just as many student loans as the next guy. I've broken my salary down, to the hour, and it is not something about which I would be boasting. However, the PSSA data which reflects the growth of my students the next year gives me definite bragging rights.

It's a terrible thing to live somewhere where education of the youth, the future of the community, is argued rather than supported. Is education not the profession which makes all others possible?

Our economy is not in ruins because teachers receive a pay check every other week throughout the calendar year because their paychecks are distributed as such. Our education system is not in shambles because teachers either choose to or are mandated to further their education in order to improve their best practices in the classroom, which is essentially paid for by taxpayers in the same district.

Take a look at your values system to see what you're projecting to future generations in our community.
John Stewart Northampton

Bethlehem, PA

#370 Sep 28, 2011
Cait wrote:
Teachers are soooo lazy. I can't believe they wake up at 5 AM and work until way after 5PM everyday, when they're just glorified baby sitters. WOW!
Honestly, if you're putting it down, thinking about going into it. I have a strong mathematics background, and it's definitely way more difficult to teach basic math concepts to a middle school student who has fallen through the cracks than it is to evaluate an indefinite integral. Could I have gone into more higher-paying job fields? Of course! I have just as many student loans as the next guy. I've broken my salary down, to the hour, and it is not something about which I would be boasting. However, the PSSA data which reflects the growth of my students the next year gives me definite bragging rights.
It's a terrible thing to live somewhere where education of the youth, the future of the community, is argued rather than supported. Is education not the profession which makes all others possible?
Our economy is not in ruins because teachers receive a pay check every other week throughout the calendar year because their paychecks are distributed as such. Our education system is not in shambles because teachers either choose to or are mandated to further their education in order to improve their best practices in the classroom, which is essentially paid for by taxpayers in the same district.
Take a look at your values system to see what you're projecting to future generations in our community.
Ever expanding debt and higher taxes for a part time job pushed on people that work a full year and for a lot less pay. They're in it for the money.

Take a look yourself and how your greedy union brought you this far. That monkey on your back is telling you the circus hasn't left town yet.
Just_Me

United States

#371 Sep 29, 2011
John Stewart Northampton wrote:
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Ever expanding debt and higher taxes for a part time job pushed on people that work a full year and for a lot less pay. They're in it for the money.
Apples/Oranges

There are no laws in effect which govern the duration or proportion of hours anyone is expected to work within a given work week. Laws only exists which define a minimum level of compensation depending on the number of hours worked.

You can cry all you want about the "few hours" you perceive the average teacher tends to work, but there is nothing morally or legally wrong with them working those hours.

Before you start pointing at imaginary monkeys on other people's backs, you should take care of the real one you have on yours, created by your own aversion to the teaching profession.

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