“Jaime I agree! It angers me that people who ARE NOT teachers believe that they can put there "two cents" in the conversation. How dare they! Until you have labored in a classroom with students you really should not weigh in on how teachers are compensated!
Great teachers work hard and need to be compensated based on their greatness. We all know that there are teachers who are just in it to get a check. However, that's why the teacher compensation system needs to be overhauled. Base my pay on the great work I do.
And why do people get all upset that teachers get the summers and holidays off! We need that time to rest, reflect and re-group. Anyone who feels that teachers shouldn't get that much time, please spend one day in classroom teaching children and I promise you will change your opinions!”
“I agree Jaime! It upsets me when people who are not in education feel that they are an expert on the matters of education. I think people believe they can put their "two cents''' in the conversation because they went to school at some time in their life. Teacher work hard. Well, let me rephrase that...GREAT teachers work hard. Why wouldn't you want to reward the teacher that labors with your child all day, wanting them to succeed and gain knowledge?
The key word is REWARD. We all know that their are many teachers who go to work just to collect a paycheck. However I am not one of them. I work hard, I want my kids to learn, and they make gains in my classroom every year. Shouldn't I be rewarded for that. OF COURSE I SHOULD! ALL GREAT TEACHER SHOULD!”