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DRANK THE NEA KOOL-AID

Filed at 7:00 am under by dcobranchi

The CS Monitor has an otherwise decent Op/Ed by a teacher that is spoiled with this one sentence.

We all know that teachers are grossly underpaid and overworked, but if you ask them, many would respond that they wouldn’t want to do anything else.

‘Tain’t so. Teachers freely give up some pay in exchange for some pretty good benefits: more time off, tenure, sabbaticals (in some districts), full retirement after 20 years. That’s not to say that some teachers aren’t underpaid. I’m sure the best ones are. But, that’s a function of the union mentality. Teachers have only themselves to blame for that one. Sorry, teachers, but on average you’re being paid exactly what you’re worth.

One Response to “DRANK THE NEA KOOL-AID”


Comment by
MYSTIC
April 27th, 2004
at 12:16 pm

Teachers just be to be paid enough to satisfy the daily necessities of life, plus perhaps a hundred extra for entertainment and such. I don’t know how much teachers are paid.