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When you think about the responsibilities that go along with a teaching job, it just doesn't make sense not to pay them well.
I love this post!! I'm married to one. They are so under-appreciated!
My best friend is a teacher and I know that each of those facts in that infographic are true Expect the amount of money they make. Some teachers don't nearly make that much and many of the teachers who have been around for 10+ yrs are being let go so the school can hire new teachers for less money. So very sad.
I love this!! I used to teach and the hours put in are totally underated.
This is such a great eye opener for parents that have no clue!
This is why I give gift cards as teacher gifts. They don't get paid enough and spend a ton of personal money on classroom items. I pick a gift card from Amazon, Walmart, Target, etc. That way, they can spend it on classroom items, or if they've already spent a ton of their own money on classroom items, they can get something for themselves. We personalize the gift with a homemade card.
Amen! I hate when people complain about teacher's having the summers off. People don't realize how much work teachers put in, or how they the need the summers to get teaching things done!
I agree 100%! Teachers work so hard & deserve more than what they get- both credit and money.
<3 this! I hate seeing teachers undervalued and underappreciated.
Teachers are definitely underpaid for the work they do - I'm surprised the average pay rate is $49K! I think they deserve far more than that.
Thank you so much for posting this -- as a teacher we are overwork and underpaid for our job. We didn't start teaching because of the money but we also don't do what we love and feel like we should get walked all over too.
Teaching is definitely a self sacrificing position. They work so hard for so little.
My mom was a teacher throughout her life and gave to everyone. I always admired that. She was selfless.
EXACTLY!! I know teachers do it because they love it - I just wish that they'd make what they deserved!
Teachers are so important. They teach our kids! They deserve more money!
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