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I'll have you know that I have worked in the same school district for 22 years and we have never had one instance of molestation. (Ed note: I corrected this for misspelling and punctuation errors so normal people could read it.)Okay, since this person is a school teacher, they must know that I did not state that every school teacher was Pedobear. However, I found it very hard to believe that their school system had zero allegations of molestation. That would be incredible.
They have had TWELVE in the last ten years, that I can find! Sooooooo. That is kinda HIGH, huh? In one school district in Mississippi? Actually, that is a little LOWER than the average.
Now, I am NOT trying to say that public school teachers are all incompetent (or sexual predators). But, the VAST majority of them ARE incompetent. In the case of Mississippi, SIXTY PERCENT (60%) of our state budget goes to education. Check out PAGE FIVE. 3.079 BILLION for education in Mississippi, not counting Institutions of Higher Learning agricultural units. So most college funding is included, too.
Ignore the fact that funding colleges with tax payer money is stupid. Colleges should be FOR PROFIT and all kids would not have to even go to college if the elementary through high school system could perform a single function for which they were tasked. Do we really need MORE sociologists? Methinks, fuck no, unless they are going to run the latte machine at the Starbucks when they graduate.
"Oh, Heather, you have a degree in sociology? Great! Now, grab me a chocolate biscotti and a half-caff latte with two shots of caramel."
Anyhoo, Mississippi total population is just under three million people and we have just over 650,000 school aged kids. That is around 4800 dollars PER kid (not counting additional federal monies, which almost double that total) for education if each child gets an equal share. Wonder what kind of value we get for that money?
LOWEST overall test scores in the country. Fiftieth in academic achievement in the country. Lowest ACT scores in the country. Lowest scores in math and science in the country. Highest rate of participants in the "Free Lunch Program" in the country.
Also know that over 60,000 kids are currently enrolled in private school in our state. And another 42,000 receive no tax money for higher education. You try to do that math and figure out what the true per student cost is. If you went to Mississippi public school, chances are you cannot, so around 5600 a kid.
The good news? Sure. Our kids rank seventeenth in the country for SAT scores. A full three (3%) percent of our students take the SAT, most take the ACT. (Please note that these SAT taking kids could be going to private school. I say "could" because I am a fucking gentleman.)
Here we go. Base teacher salary in Mississippi is $35,020.00 with ZERO experience. The average income in Mississippi USED to be right around $24,000.00 in 2007. With Barry Obama and the Democrats destroying the economy, it is probably quite a bit lower now.
The ENTRY level wage for a school teacher is THIRTY-TWO PERCENT (32%) higher than the AVERAGE wage in Mississippi. Wrap your head around that. A kid straight out of college that goes to work as a public school teacher is MAKING A KILLING and is not expected to deliver a single thing.
Plus all the KIDDIE POON you can snatch!!!
Please, do not try to tell me that teachers are underpaid. They are not. Especially NOT in Mississippi, where we have the shittiest school system in the country and that shittiest school system in the country takes SIXTY PERCENT (60%) of our state money.
Then, you add on TOP of everything else, like the HUGE salary, and the absence of all performance requirements, teachers get full medical, dental, and optical pre-paid medical plans, retirement out the wazoo, free lunch if they want it, and monumental raises almost YEARLY. Again, with NO CHANCE of ever losing their job as long as they go to work on a semi-regular basis.
The fun part of being a teacher? If you do your ten years in the classroom, you can move into administration, double your non-accountability in your new administrative role, get a state funded car, go to all kinds of exotic places for "learning seminars" which are basically paid and funded vacations, screw all the office help, and continue to be the simpering idiot that you have always been. Plus, if you are REALLY lucky, you might get voted onto the board of one of the teacher's unions and really rake in the jack for DOING NOTHING.
Please folks, quit sheltering the teachers, they deserve your loathing and disdain, not your worship. And if you have kids, do not send them to government schools unless you hate them and want them to suck forever.
UPDATE: Obviously I have a blog stalker, because eight seconds after I posted this I got an e-mail reminding me that teachers only work nine months of the year. No, it is much less than that actually. Teachers, during class hours, get a five or ten minute break every hour, they get a full hour for lunch and usually another free period during the day, minimally a week break in each semester, two weeks for Christmas, other federal and state holidays, and they get off around three o'clock every afternoon. It's much less than nine real work months.
UPDATE II: By the way, this post is not to just trash Mississippi school teachers. Let's take on the country, too! Number 25 in math, NUMBER ONE IN TOTAL COST. Do not use the public education services, UNLESS you hate your children.
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