Posted by Peter W. Schramm
Study finds teachers pay on an hourly basis tops many professions, including accountants and engineers. Oh, oh.
This is bogus. When I was a teacher I had to work every evening and every weekend to prepare classes, grade papers, or do other paper work. I am now an engineer and my job is much less stressful, requires fewer weekly (or yearly) working hours, and my pay almost double. My wife teaches 2nd grade and puts in at least 70 hours a week. Educators put in more hours in 9 months than most workers do in 12. If they really paid educators by the hour the cost would be prohibitive.
I guess college professors like Schramm never have to put in more than 40 hours a week. But for most school teachers (including me), we easily put in 60-80 hours a week. You cant compare teaching to other professions as they do in the article.
Of course teachers work more than forty hours per week! Take it easy, folks. You all know that if I were being paid by the hour I would be riding a fat Harley or a Moto Guzzi, instead of my twenty year old Honda with over 100,000 miles on it! And if blogging were overtime, I could buy a yacht....
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