I don't believe this is a chart that "supports" them, just the opposite. It shows teachers as being paid significantly higher average wages than the private sector.No wonder teachers will love this: it was produced by the teacher's union. That doesn't mean its right or wrong, just that they picked a stat that supports them.
My wife normaly works 10 hour days, plus grading and making tests nights and weekends.
That's a good point about comparing to others with degreesThe one thing I would be interested in the numbers above are not what do teachers make compared to the private sector, but rather what do teachers make compared to others with a 4 year degree in NJ.
All teachers have a bacholers or better, but the private sector salary will be lower do to all those who work for minimum wage.
I haven't taught in 16 years, but when I did, I usually arrived at the school at 7:15, about 30 mins before students. Classes were over at 3:15. I coached, so I then stuck around most days until 5:00 to 5:30. I usually had an hour or more of grading/prep at night. Weekends there were usually at least one coaching event and 4-6 hours of grading prep, usually Sunday afternoon with a game on.
I agree. But if we are going to compare, let's compare the whole package. Once you factor pensions and healthcare, I bet some eyes would be opened.That's a good point about comparing to others with degrees
My wife works 7 hour days ( 8:30 - 3:30).. but there is also grading, lesson plans etc. which are done at home
That's how I was the week of Valentines day. 17 hours on Sunday, 13 on Monday, 10.5 on Tuesday = more than 40 by Tuesday night.I have 40 by Wednesday at lunch.
8 Saturday. 9 Sunday. 12 Today. If I am in for 11 tomorrow, I will have 40.That's how I was the week of Valentines day. 17 hours on Sunday, 13 on Monday, 10.5 on Tuesday = more than 40 by Tuesday night.
I hate being salaried, and keeping track of our time is like a slap in the face, especially when I hit 75 or 80 hours in a week!