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Broward County: Substitute teachers to get extra pay averaging ...

There are 28 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Oct 19, 2007, titled Broward County: Substitute teachers to get extra pay averaging .... In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

For the first time in nearly a decade, substitute teachers in Broward County will soon see larger paychecks.

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Clinton suxxxx

Pompano Beach, FL

#1 Oct 19, 2007
Substitute teacher = glorified baby sitter

How serious does the classroom get when they see a sub ?
somebodyhelpme

Fort Pierce, FL

#2 Oct 19, 2007
Clinton suxxxx wrote:
Substitute teacher = glorified baby sitter
How serious does the classroom get when they see a sub ?
Fine, why don't you volunteer to take care of the little bastards.
Donna

United States

#3 Oct 19, 2007
School board members spend more than that on a latte and their lunch. They should hang their heads in shame. They should also cash in some of their own perks and give the money to these educators who meet the challenge of walking into a different classroom each day to educate children.

Since: Oct 07

Deerfield Beach

#4 Oct 19, 2007
It's about time the SBBC saw the value of the substitute teacher and gave them some help. Even at a $4.00 increase most subs still won't make $100 a day.
Laugh A Minute

United States

#5 Oct 19, 2007
Donna wrote:
School board members spend more than that on a latte and their lunch. They should hang their heads in shame. They should also cash in some of their own perks and give the money to these educators who meet the challenge of walking into a different classroom each day to educate children.
What perks?
question

West Mclean, VA

#6 Oct 19, 2007
"Some temporary teachers are eligible for a one-time $500 bonus if they work at least 90 days during the school year and have been approved by the School Board."

Does this mean that some temporary teachers are not approved by the School Board??
really

Los Angeles, CA

#7 Oct 19, 2007
Totally amazing! The board members had a retreat at a local school in Pembroke Pines about two weeks ago. Instead of brown bagging or having sandwiches etc brought in an expensive caterer came in with chafing dishes etc and they had some banquet.

Talk about how they have no money for anyone!
alex

Lake Worth, FL

#8 Oct 19, 2007
I gave up substitute teaching for Broward County last year when I realized I would make more as a painter than a sub. All you parents should be disgusted at this action by the Broward School Board. Ask your kid how many subs they see, on average, per month. Then, consider that most qualified people don't consider subbing because they don't even earn $100/day. And, remember, subs don't get any benefits. No health care, no vacation, nothing.
teacher

Pompano Beach, FL

#9 Oct 19, 2007
maybe if they wants subs that don't fight the students they could find better candidates by paying them more than $4 a day.
NYFD

Spartanburg, SC

#12 Oct 19, 2007
I was a teacher in Broward & Palm Beach county until I took my head out of my a.s.s....You just have to be a complete idiot to be a teacher here..They gave cute lines like "Teach near the Beach" ..oh yeah- and melt in the sun I thought.. This is a garbage educational system here and needs to be flushed. Did you ever notice on FOX News, they talk about Education so much it gets me ill. They make it seem like Harvard or something around here.
Asubzdaughter

Covington, LA

#13 Oct 19, 2007
That's a shame what is five percent of nothing????? I think they should get more than that because with out them who's going to sit in for sick teachers???????
A disgusted taxpayer

Canada

#14 Oct 19, 2007
And seniors get 2.3%
luna

Hollywood, FL

#15 Oct 19, 2007
Clinton suxxxx wrote:
Substitute teacher = glorified baby sitter
How serious does the classroom get when they see a sub ?
On MY watch...VERY SERIOUS!
I DO NOT "baby sit", I teach the lesson, mind you.
robin

Pompano Beach, FL

#16 Oct 23, 2007
Clinton suxxxx wrote:
Substitute teacher = glorified baby sitter
How serious does the classroom get when they see a sub ?
I just started subbing and I do my best to follow the lesson plan the teacher leaves. I do much more than babysit. Many subs, like me, are former teachers or studying to teach. I actually came into this hoping to learn something and make a difference. Unfortunately, what I found is that it is all about trying to control bad behavior. I have had kids swearing, hitting, throwing spitballs. It is a nightmare. I am going to try elementary and If it is the same I am done. It is much harder than you might think. I can tell you that subs are not paid a fraction of what they are worth. The stress is tremendous. They treat us much worse than they do the teacher, and I think there is very little discipline for this. They are expected to get away with it, or they would not do it. It is ridiculous. If you want good subs then pay us more and make sure the kids will listen to us by giving them consquences for bad behavior. Without subs teachers would not get a break. Keep that in mind when you pass judgement. Maybe you would also like to take a walk in my shoes. The doors open.
AWESOME GUEST TEACHER

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#17 Oct 23, 2007
Clinton suxxxx wrote:
Substitute teacher = glorified baby sitter
How serious does the classroom get when they see a sub ?
Clinton , you are obviously very ignorant, or maybe you slept through school, about what really goes on in a classroom when there is a GUEST TEACHER presiding ( look that up). Besides babysitters MAKE MORE MONEY PER CHILD THAN FULL TIME OR GUEST TEACHERS BELIEVE ME!!! The children I TEACH! not BABYSIT! respect me as a teacher, because I make sure they don't have your mentality, or warped perception of what a guest teacher's job is. DID YOU UNDERSTAND THAT?
Mac

United States

#18 Oct 23, 2007
The can not get anyone. I did it and after having a weapon pulled on me and threatened by students with a do nothing administration not even $200 a day would nake me go back.
AWESOME GUEST TEACHER

Pompano Beach, FL

#19 Oct 23, 2007
I wish I could be excited about this increase, but this increase is FAR to little WAY too late. Also, the artical ERRONEOUSLY states "nearly a decade", it has been OVER 10 years since we have gotten an increase in the hourly wage . I guess the cost of living hasn't increased in the last 10 years , LOL.
BUTT NUGGETT

New Orleans, LA

#20 Oct 23, 2007
A disgusted taxpayer wrote:
And seniors get 2.3%
YEAH BUT YOU AINT GETTIN YOUR ASS BEAT UP!!! ALL YOU DO IS CLOG UP TRAFFIC AND THE PUBLIX AISLES.
anonymous

Hollywood, FL

#21 Oct 23, 2007
BUTT NUGGETT wrote:
<quoted text>YEAH BUT YOU AINT GETTIN YOUR ASS BEAT UP!!! ALL YOU DO IS CLOG UP TRAFFIC AND THE PUBLIX AISLES.
The way you write BN, shows you have no self respect or respect for the elderly.... That is showing ageism. I want people to know not all substitute teachers are so insensitive to our senior citizens; after all, if you live long enough you'll be one too!
knarf

Brooklyn, NY

#22 Nov 9, 2007
surprised no one mentioned the drop in pay for most substitutes... not sure exactly when this happened, but it was sometime in the last 5 years. I worked as a sub in 2002 after graduating from UF, before moving up to NYC for Grad school. When I worked back then, the pay rate was 10.67 for people with at least 60 credits in college, and 14.67 for those with a bachelor's degree. I came back down to florida last year for a few months, and decided to sub while I was there, only to find that the rate was 10.67 for all subs, regardless of if they had a degree or not. The 14.67 is still in place for those working at superintendents schools (thus I did),but for the majority of schools, and subs who work at them, there was a $30 drop in pay. But hey, thanks for the extra 4 bucks!

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