ACADEMIC EXPECTATIONS: WHY DO WE EXPECT SO MUCH FROM OUR EDUCATORS

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“Cut them some slack.”


doing their job

Teachers are expected by the masses to be superheroes. We send our kids to school and think that the teacher should give them all the tools they need to be great. But the teacher is just a small part of your child’s success. The parents play a role in the child doing well in life as well. Yet the teachers take a punishment when the students aren’t performing.

work with them not against them

Playing a role in your child’s success and having good teaching is what creates the successful kid. But that depends in the relationship the parent has with the school and teacher. As a child, my mother played a vital role in us performing because she would call the schools for anything. Didn’t matter what it was, just to keep up with what we were doing. This way the teacher didn’t feel everything was on them.

give them the tools

We want them to educate our children, but we don’t give them the tools to do so. We have schools with old books and outdated equipment. Then the performance is low and we say we need better teachers. Well, how do you make due when you’re at an insane disadvantage. So the grades are a reflection of the lack of backing from not only the parents, but our government. So if you’re not going to be part of the solution, then you’re contributing to the problem.


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LOW PAID EDUCATORS: WHY ARE TEACHERS PAID SO LITTLE

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“Let’s care for them like they care for ours.”


educators

Our educators are the ones who perform the thankless task of teaching our children. Reaching out to our children sometimes when we are unable to do so as a parent. The ones who take the slack during the days when children are not at home. The ones who take the grunt of the frustration when kids come home with work that either is too difficult for the child or too easy that doesn’t challenge the child. And with all they go through, the least we can do is provide them with adequate pay. Teachers are some of the most necessary, yet some of the lowest paid people in America.

breakdown

The chart below shows the following pay scale of the lowest paid people in the education industry. Now, the highest paid people are collegiate instructors in engineering, healthcare educators, and law professors being the highest paid at nearly $190,000 salary. The following chart below shows how much the vast majority of our educators make in a year. Which is relatively small compared to the ability to survive in America.

what is appropriate?

So with has already been said, what is the best income that we should pay our educators? Because law professors make a lot as I stated above. But let’s be honest, how many law professors do we have in America? We a lot more other educators that would run up a massive bill for the government if our teachers commanded six figure incomes. And education is a business as well. What is the means of bringing in an income to the government? Because we have to be practical when looking at pay. What are the benefits economically in paying teachers more? Any thoughts?


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