Monday, July 24, 2017

Stop Complaining About Your Teacher Salary if You're Working for Free - Teacher Habits

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Stop Complaining About Your Teacher Salary if You’re Working for Free



Huffington Post publishes the writing of thousands of bloggers and they don’t pay them a dime. Why not? Because they don’t have to. When people are willing to work for free, they give up the right to complain about their pay.
And yet in almost any discussion about teacher workloads and salaries, teachers do exactly that. On the one hand, teachers will do everything they can to convince you that they work really, really hard. It’s not uncommon to read a laundry list of extra responsibilities submitted as proof of the teacher’s dedication and of how unappreciated her efforts are. On the other hand, they say they should be paid more.
A few days ago, The Educator’s Room Facebook page shared a post a teacher had written that outlined the pensions of a Texas educator and a Texas legislator. Needless to say, the teacher didn’t compare favorably. As usual, two points were made:
Texas teachers are paid poorly, and their pensions will be relatively paltry as a result.
Texas teachers work a lot harder than those bums in the legislature.
Both of which are true.
But the writer couldn’t help herself. She had to prove just how selfless and hard-working teachers are:
They are expected to work for free during the summer by Stop Complaining About Your Teacher Salary if You're Working for Free - Teacher Habits:

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