>But we are getting closer. > >> reward teachers with prestige > >Where do they do that on >a regular basis?
Anytime you tell someone that you are a teacher, the start going on about how hard your job is et cetera. Compliments don't pay the bills, but these are the kinda rewards you get as a teacher. It is a very respected profession, as opposed to being a mechanic, an attorney, politician.
>>And many teachers make a >>decent wage. > >Not where it matters...Philly school system. > NY school system...but you >know that, cause you teach(i >think?)
I don't teach, although I was considering giving back while I was deciding to go to law school. But they wanted me to do 3 years. I've tutored, and my mom, as well as many friends of the family are teachers. My mom in particular teaches special ed/learning disability/problem kids. So I get an earful every time I go home.
>Janitors make more. The >workers at Sanitation Department >of NY make more the >teachers do in alot of >the cases.....Yeah teachers make more >than Clerks, but come on >now...
In terms of being able to provide for a family they make enough. Many teachers who have been in the workforce for their 10 years can get a house, and have a car. At least that has been my experience with the teachers I know in Houston Texas. And texas is #48-49 when it comes to paying their teachers. But do you see Teachers buying bmw's and volvos? No. But accords and camry's yes.
What do you think is a fair wage?
>They are a product of their >eviroment. If teachers could >increase their salary/prestige & power >by backstabbing they would
Believe me, they do. But the question remains, do you want greed to be the motivation for becoming a teacher?