Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Life Lesson: Teachers Paid Pennies In Kansas



Here's a fun fact that hopefully informs career decisions for our younger readers . . .

EDUCATION FAIL: TEACHING IN KANSAS IS A LOSING PROPOSITION GIVEN THE PALTRY PAY!!!

More . . . WaPo: This is how much your kid's school budget has been cut

Check it:

Kansas 42nd in teacher pay

Teaching has never been a high-paid profession and most people think of it as a public service . . . But now it's really nothing more than a ripoff. Sadly, this seems to be the end-game of the Gov. Brownback plan that cut taxes and funding for education. Meanwhile, the middle-class lose out because there simply isn't much incentive to teach their snot-nosed rugrats.

On the bright side . . . Cut-throat capitalism might be the solution to the problem it has created . . . Online tutoring is the new hotness among more enterprising teachers who have realized that the super-rich and their errand-boy politicos are actively working to destroy public education and now deserve to be gouged by instructors smart enough to step-up FIRST and take their cash.

11 Comments:

Anonymous said...

"Software based tutoring."

Smilin' Bobby Page-Adams said...

Teachers are almost as overpaid and greedy as my KU nurses.

Anonymous said...

You mean teachers don't get into teaching in order to join the union, do nothing for 30 years while getting rich? Damn it I've been lied to!

Anonymous said...

It's Kansas. What do you expect. People of Kansas have proven over and over they are too intellectually challenged to be educated when they elect people like Brownback in the first place. And they are so stupid they'll re-elect the governor and his minions again and again until they finish destroying the state. 'You just can't fix stupid'.

Anonymous said...

Accountability by way of proven succcess is what will change the norm.

The unions hate that.

Anonymous said...

actually, you know what teachers unions hate? billionaire capitalists who horde money by eating the brains of little children.

7:00 im guessing you are a middle manager. $35 bucks an hour too high for your wage? you are just stupid enough to repeat things the rich say and think it means anything asides from a money grab. accountability?

meanwhile, in brazil, a country that has a smaller gap between the rich and the poor than the united states, the teachers union has gone anarchist. wouldnt surprise me if that happens to a few here in the us as well.

Anonymous said...

Average teacher lasts 5 years and they are done with it.

Anonymous said...

Teaching is one of the most hopeless, pointless, and awful jobs out there. It's a 60 hour a week job, with expected off the clock work on weekends and "special events" randomly through the year. It's mandatory education done in your "time off" during the summer. It's, per hour, a fairly low paid job.

Don't let anyone you care about go into teaching.

Anonymous said...

Ya blame them?

Anonymous said...

You mean after 30 years of putting up with OPK's they want a pension? Fuck those lesbians parading around as teachers. Get those stupid CORE America types to rotate thru a teaching job every 2 years as part of their masters program for minimum wage and presto, problem solved!
Cut my taxes! Cut my taxes and fuck anybody who can't afford Pembroke or Muir Hill or any other private school.
Maybe then we could bring Air Jordan manufacturing back to America with all those 8 yr old kids back in the sweat shops where they belong!
Just CUT MY TAXES!

Anonymous said...

7:00 You're just following the Fox News talking points. I personally know lots of teachers in Kansas and Missouri. Now maybe in say NYC or Chicago some teachers hide-out, do nothing, and get paid. But around here, especially in Kansas where teachers are literally under assault from our gov't and the Koch Bros., I seriously doubt there are many teachers like you think are everywhere. They put up with tons of bullshit for little pay. They do it because they want to help kids. Are there bad teachers? Yep. There are bad employees where you work too. But to think they get into it to hide behind a union for $25,000 a year is absurd.