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Old 03-27-2014, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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The $10.10 figure though does hit into other areas.

There's schools that pay subs $75/day.
They'd make more money working an 8 hour shift at that $10.10 at McDonald's then being a degreed, certified substitute teacher.
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Old 03-27-2014, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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The $10.10 figure though does hit into other areas.

There's schools that pay subs $75/day.
They'd make more money working an 8 hour shift at that $10.10 at McDonald's then being a degreed, certified substitute teacher.
Which is a sad example of how poorly we treat teachers in the US, and when they ask for better pay people call them money grubbing elitists.
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Old 03-27-2014, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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How is a person supposed to raise a family on $10 an hour?
They aren't supposed to. And no one should expect a business to pay that person more just because they have a family. Should they pay single people less because they don't need it as much?
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Old 03-27-2014, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Which is a sad example of how poorly we treat teachers in the US, and when they ask for better pay people call them money grubbing elitists.
I've been saying for quite some time that min wage will get you more than some professional jobs out there if it got raised past a certain point.
School bus drivers don't get paid that much and would also probably make more flipping burgers if the min wage went to $10.10.
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Old 03-27-2014, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I've been saying for quite some time that min wage will get you more than some professional jobs out there if it got raised past a certain point.
School bus drivers don't get paid that much and would also probably make more flipping burgers if the min wage went to $10.10.
One would assume their pay would increase to match the minimum wage, though it is very sad that we pay our teachers and those that handle our children so little.
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Old 03-27-2014, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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One would assume their pay would increase to match the minimum wage, though it is very sad that we pay our teachers and those that handle our children so little.
It's paid for by taxes. In poor areas you don't get much revenue.
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Old 03-27-2014, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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The $10.10 figure though does hit into other areas.

There's schools that pay subs $75/day.
They'd make more money working an 8 hour shift at that $10.10 at McDonald's then being a degreed, certified substitute teacher.
I just looked up CT substitute teacher pay and it averages $135/day.
Yes the state can well afford to raise the min wage.
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Old 03-27-2014, 03:40 PM
 
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The $10.10 figure though does hit into other areas.

There's schools that pay subs $75/day.
They'd make more money working an 8 hour shift at that $10.10 at McDonald's then being a degreed, certified substitute teacher.
I know I live in North Carolina. The result is teacher moral is low among 97% of teachers, the turnover rate is close to 15% per year and up to 30% in poor performing districts as teachers flee the state.

Low teacher pay is a terrible model that is wrecking our state's education system. With that said the answer should be to pay teachers more not screw restaurant employees.

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Old 03-27-2014, 04:12 PM
 
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You don't. You hold off until you can gain the skills required to command a higher wage. Not sure why so many think they're entitled to try to start a family when they cannot pay for it.


Exactly.
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Old 03-27-2014, 05:03 PM
 
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I studied a whole lot of economics courses in college, and the simple fact is raising the minimum wage probably won't have much impact on inflation, it will likely only shift who subsidizes low wage workers from the government in the form of EITC, and food stamps, to their employers in the form of wages.
No it won't. The requirements to qualify will be adjusted so they still get the government handouts.
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