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Old 05-08-2010, 07:26 PM
 
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1) Teachers show up for work 180 times per school year.

2) Teachers teach for 7 hrs per day and get an hour lunch

3) Teachers take work home.

4) Teachers volunteer their time for after school clubs & sports teams.

5) Teachers make up new lesson plans every new school year

6) Teachers are underpaid.

7) Teachers & their families do not get taxpayer funded medical, dental, prescription,eyeglass & life insurance

8) Teachers really don't get 205 days off per year and if they did, they're actually doing things for the children while not actually at school

9) Teachers don't get sick days, emergency days, personal days, snow days etc etc

10) Teachers don't get gifts (cash or otherwise) from their students.
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Old 05-08-2010, 08:02 PM
 
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My sister in law is a teacher and I can tell you from personal experience your "myths" are BS on points: 2, 3, 4, 5, and 10. The other statements are so over broad I'm not sure where I would even begin (i.e. point 6, some teachers ARE underpaid, and some are overpaid, just like every other profession).

You really think there are no teachers that take work home with them? None of them run club or sport teams for the schools? None of them make new lesson plans? What type of school did you grow up in?

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Old 05-08-2010, 08:05 PM
 
Location: NJ
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My sister in law is a teacher and I can tell you from personal experience your "myths" are BS on points: 2, 3, 4, 5, and 10. The other statements are so over broad I'm not sure where I would even begin (i.e. point 6, some teachers ARE underpaid, and some are overpaid, just like every other profession).

You really think there are no teachers that take work home with them? None of them run club or sport teams for the schools? None of them make new lesson plans? What type of school did you grow up in?
You really have to learn not to take the bait.
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Old 05-08-2010, 08:10 PM
 
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I'm avoiding studying for a law school exam, so I don't have a whole lot going on for a Saturday night.
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Old 05-08-2010, 08:23 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I'm avoiding studying for a law school exam, so I don't have a whole lot going on for a Saturday night.
Can't argue with that.
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Old 05-08-2010, 11:45 PM
 
Location: NJ
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1) Teachers show up for work 180 times per school year.
True, unless you're sick

2) Teachers teach for 7 hrs per day and get an hour lunch
6 hr 15 min teach and 45 min lunch is what I get

3) Teachers take work home.
I do most of the time

4) Teachers volunteer their time for after school clubs & sports teams.
They get paid for it

5) Teachers make up new lesson plans every new school year
You cannot use the same lesson plans from year to year. Your students are not the same from year to year. My lesson plans have to be handed in on a daily basis.

6) Teachers are underpaid.
Depends on where you work. I've been a teacher for years now and am still not above 50k. I would hardly call that underpaid but it's not an extraordinary amount when you consider what other people make in other fields.

7) Teachers & their families do not get taxpayer funded medical, dental, prescription,eyeglass & life insurance
most of them do unless you work at private schools

8) Teachers really don't get 205 days off per year and if they did, they're actually doing things for the children while not actually at school
A lot of days that I am off or after school I have to do related work. My summer off is unpaid as well. NOt all teachers get paid on a 12 month scale.

9) Teachers don't get sick days, emergency days, personal days, snow days etc etc
I get 3 personal and 13 sick. I know corporate people that get a lot more than that.

10) Teachers don't get gifts (cash or otherwise) from their students.
It depends on the parents. I don't get gifts from everyone. Most of the time those gifts are just flowers, body washes and soaps, books, candles, a perfume, or candy. NOthing extraordinary anyone should be jealous about teachers receiving. It's not like we're getting bonuses, cars, vacations, etc.
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Old 05-08-2010, 11:48 PM
 
Location: southern california
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it is so hard for me to understand why americans hate well paid civil servants.
american labor is anti labor.
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Old 05-09-2010, 12:18 AM
 
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1) Teachers show up for work 180 times per school year.

This is absolutely true. More then 180 times per year in fact (teachers typically have to work 10-15 more days then students attend school)

2) Teachers teach for 7 hrs per day and get an hour lunch

Depends on the grade level. Everyone but HS teachers teach at least 6 hours a day however.

3) Teachers take work home.

They certainly do...

4) Teachers volunteer their time for after school clubs & sports teams.

Some do, others dont. Teachers get a stipend for the majority of these programs however.

5) Teachers make up new lesson plans every new school year

They are required to submit a lesson plan to school administration every week. I assume that most of them dont have the nerve to submit the same weekly plan year after year...

6) Teachers are underpaid.

This is a personal opinion...

7) Teachers & their families do not get taxpayer funded medical, dental, prescription,eyeglass & life insurance



8) Teachers really don't get 205 days off per year and if they did, they're actually doing things for the children while not actually at school

How do teachers get 205 days off a year? State mandates schools need to be in session 180 days a year. 365-180=185. Plus teachers work about 10-15 days extra without students being present.

9) Teachers don't get sick days, emergency days, personal days, snow days etc etc

Who is trying to "sell you" this? Of course they get these... Just like every other job out there.

10) Teachers don't get gifts (cash or otherwise) from their students.

They do get Christmas gifts and end of the year presents from students.
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Old 05-09-2010, 05:15 AM
 
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1) Teachers show up for work 180 times per school year.

2) Teachers teach for 7 hrs per day and get an hour lunch

3) Teachers take work home.

4) Teachers volunteer their time for after school clubs & sports teams.

5) Teachers make up new lesson plans every new school year

6) Teachers are underpaid.

7) Teachers & their families do not get taxpayer funded medical, dental, prescription,eyeglass & life insurance

8) Teachers really don't get 205 days off per year and if they did, they're actually doing things for the children while not actually at school

9) Teachers don't get sick days, emergency days, personal days, snow days etc etc

10) Teachers don't get gifts (cash or otherwise) from their students.
keep drinking the kool-aid
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Old 05-09-2010, 06:49 AM
 
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1) Teachers show up for work 180 times per school year.

2) Teachers teach for 7 hrs per day and get an hour lunch

3) Teachers take work home.

4) Teachers volunteer their time for after school clubs & sports teams.

5) Teachers make up new lesson plans every new school year

6) Teachers are underpaid.

7) Teachers & their families do not get taxpayer funded medical, dental, prescription,eyeglass & life insurance

8) Teachers really don't get 205 days off per year and if they did, they're actually doing things for the children while not actually at school

9) Teachers don't get sick days, emergency days, personal days, snow days etc etc

10) Teachers don't get gifts (cash or otherwise) from their students.


Sorry you chose the wrong career.
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