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Old 11-09-2011, 10:28 PM
 
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I'd double the money to schools, if I thought it would fix them. There are several administration and social problems with this.

As I stated in other threads, let us say we gave all teachers a $15k a year raise tomorrow, change nothing else. How much would our schools improve?

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For me it would mean I could give up my second job. The amount of tutoring I already donate would go up substantially, I would be able to work with the kids more in the summers on their research projects, and take them to more fairs, symposiums, and other academic type activities.
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:32 PM
 
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For me it would mean I could give up my second job. The amount of tutoring I already donate would go up substantially, I would be able to work with the kids more in the summers on their research projects, and take them to more fairs, symposiums, and other academic type activities.
This is the irony. If you pay teachers significantly more, many of them will turn around and spend A LOT more on their students. I know I would.
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Old 11-10-2011, 12:59 AM
 
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For me it would mean I could give up my second job. The amount of tutoring I already donate would go up substantially, I would be able to work with the kids more in the summers on their research projects, and take them to more fairs, symposiums, and other academic type activities.
I'm trying to find a second job right now. When I do, the impact will be negative on my teaching but I have to do what I have to do to support my family. THEY have to come first.

If I were paid more, I could devote more time to teaching and, as has already been mentioned, spend more on my classroom and more keeping myself educated and up to date on teaching methods. There are a couple of classes/seminars I'd love to take, that I think will help me teach better, but I just don't have the money to spend on them so they're tabled for now.
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Old 11-10-2011, 01:02 AM
 
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This is the irony. If you pay teachers significantly more, many of them will turn around and spend A LOT more on their students. I know I would.
If my job at the charter school had paid $15K more, I would have spent $2k on my classroom. I had so little to work with there.
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Old 11-10-2011, 06:18 PM
 
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Religious schools charge less because they are subsidized by their denomination. And, not all religious schools give a good private education though some do.
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