[Home]  [Headlines]  [Latest Articles]  [Latest Comments]  [Post]  [Mail]  [Sign-in]  [Setup]  [Help]  [Register] 

What explains Donald Trump's appeal?

Donald Trump On Brand Exodus: 'They'll All Be Back'

Kenyan Leader Warns: If Obama Preaches ‘Gay Agenda, We Will Tell Him to Shut Up and Go Home’

Baylor drops ban on 'homosexual acts'

Donald Trump Unloads on Immigration Critics: ‘The United States Has Become a Dumping Ground’

PGA Grand Slam to move from Trump Course in Los Angeles

VIDEO: D.C. Residents Say Take Down Jefferson Memorial, Rename Washington, D.C.

Is Trump Right?

Trump’s Hotel Construction Site Employs Workers Who Came To The U.S. Illegally

Democrat On The Triumph Of Trump: MSM May Kill The Messenger—But Not The Message

GOP to give Obama more power -- again?

Government Crusade Against Churches Begins With Removal Of Non-Profit Status

Gary Johnson Preparing To Run For President In 2016

Rand Paul Interview on Marijuana, Gay Marriage, and Cliven Bundy

FBI raids home of 'Subway diet' spokesman Jared Fogle for child pornography

ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT DEPORTED 6 TIMES CHARGED IN FELONY HIT-AND-RUN OF FAMILY THAT INJURED YOUNG CHILDREN

GOP Border War—Trump vs Jeb, Rick And Marco

TOP GOP DONOR WANTS DONALD TRUMP BANNED FROM FIRST DEBATE

L.A.P.D Training Video Feat. Chris Rock

Donald Trump once proposed a more left-wing tax policy than Bernie Sanders

Millennials' Political Views Don't Make Any Sense

College Student Charged with Felony for Waiting to Pull Over in Well-Lit Area, He Committed No Crime

That Time Donald Trump Filed A Lawsuit To Keep Up An Extra Large American Flag

Mexican Elites Secretly Agree With Donald Trump

Scott Walker’s Wife: One More Reason For SoCons To Worry? (Scott Walkers Wife Supports Same Sex Sandwiches)

Why the Democrats Will Do and Say Anything To Stop Donald Trump

Coulter called all the establishment Republicans in the 2016 field a “bunch of pussies.”

Donald Trump just released an epic statement raging against Mexican immigrants and 'disease'

Ouch! Massive Obamacare Premium Increases Will Dominate 2016

Bill Cosby Admitted to Drugging Woman with Quaaludes in 2005 Deposition

ESPN Pulls Event from Donald Trump Golf Course

Just Pay The Shipping - And I Will Fed-Ex You a Crate Of Cats

Polygamist who appeared on Sister Wives applies for a license to marry his second wife in wake of Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage

Greece should adopt a flat sales tax and end income taxes

Carr: Dependence Day celebration for Afghan deserter

Bloomberg: Good Luck Finding a Place to Hide as Global Markets Crumble

Surrey police officer bellows "I'm in charge here today, OK?" as she shuts down casual soccer game

Greece votes No: The European Union is dying before our eyes

Trade deals are no longer good deals

GREECE JUST TAUGHT CAPITALISTS A LESSON ABOUT WHAT CAPITALISM REALLY MEANS

Mainstream media claims Jade Helm fears are racist as media spin continues ahead of planned urban military exercise

Sign Petition: Don't Vote for Jeb Bush

Ted Cruz on Donald Trump: I ‘Salute’ Him

Then they came for Trump: Peterson warns of what's next if left can take down 'The Donald'

Kelly Thomas’ Last Words Before Police Beat Him To Death, Four Years Ago

What Did Lincoln Really Think of Jefferson?

Pope Francis to chew coca leaves during visit to Bolivia – minister “await the Holy Father” with the "sacred" leaves

College Football and Southern Culture: Coexistence Could Be In Danger

Bernie Sanders is a Sell Out - Guts Audit the Fed Amendment (May-7-2010)

In rebuke to EU, Greece appears to decisively reject bailout terms


Status: Not Logged In; Sign In

Opinions/Editorials
See other Opinions/Editorials Articles

Title: Milwaukee Teachers Earn More than $100,000 a Year
Source: Dissenting Opinions
URL Source: http://jwpegler.blogspot.com/2011/0 ... teachers-earn-over-100000.html
Published: Feb 19, 2011
Author: jwpegler
Post Date: 2011-02-19 12:59:14 by jwpegler
Keywords: None
Views: 3341
Comments: 1

The Wisconsin teacher strike has ignited another debate about America's supposedly underpaid teachers.

Let's talk reality here.

According to the MacIver Institute total teacher compensation in Milwaukee is $100,005 a year. Salaries average $56,500 and benefits are $43,505. It's a strange salary to benefit ratio, but unions have been pushing benefits over salaries for decades. It was their choice to do this.

Teachers work less than 37 weeks a year. They get 10 weeks off in the summer, 1 week at Christmas, 1 week for mid-winter break, 1 week for spring break, and 11 holidays. The leaves 1472 hours for work. $100,005 / 1472 hours is $68 an hour.

Over the last couple of years, I ran a little consulting firm. When I needed people, I brought them in as 1099 subcontractors at a straight hourly rate. No benefits whatsoever. Over the last two years, the average hourly rate I've paid is $65. That's less than the Milwaukee teachers make.

There are three important differences as well:

First, I live on the west coast, where the cost of living is much higher that it is in Wisconsin. Computer programmer rates are much lower in the Midwest than they are in Seattle. The average teacher in Wisconsin makes significantly more per hour than the average contract programmer.

Second, I hire people who have quantitative college degrees, like Computer Science where they go through 4 semesters of calculus, linear algebra, and statistics. I don't hire people who have worthless teaching certificates or degrees in "Phys Ed".

Third, if the people I employ don't do a great job, my customers won't pay me. They certainly won't bring me back to do more work. On the other hand, teachers get "tenure", which makes it impossible to terminate them no matter how screwed up their product (your kids) become.

Given the facts, I have no sympathy for these people at all. As far as I'm concerned, they should all be fired for shutting down the schools and throwing the kids into the street.

Post Comment   Private Reply   Ignore Thread  


TopPage UpFull ThreadPage DownBottom/Latest

#1. To: jwpegler (#0)

Teachers work less than 37 weeks a year. They get 10 weeks off in the summer, 1 week at Christmas, 1 week for mid-winter break, 1 week for spring break, and 11 holidays. The leaves 1472 hours for work. $100,005 / 1472 hours is $68 an hour.

LOL!! Just another batch of government dupes who, in a fit of insatiable greed and an illusion of elevated social status, destroyed their own profession and the fabric of our society. They will now be eaten by the tyrant monster they foolishly created.

eskimo  posted on  2011-02-19   13:50:41 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


TopPage UpFull ThreadPage DownBottom/Latest

[Home]  [Headlines]  [Latest Articles]  [Latest Comments]  [Post]  [Mail]  [Sign-in]  [Setup]  [Help]  [Register] 

Please report web page problems, questions and comments to webmaster@libertysflame.com