Originally Posted by Prison Bitch
Studies show that teachers who quit and go into other professions very rarely make more money in their next position. That is a pretty clear indication they are not underpaid. Now, to this article's point: are they overworked? Maybe. I'd like summers off and 2 weeks at Christmas and 1 week at spring break though. Unfortunately my boss doesn't grant it to me
That's kind of ridiculous. If you're a good chef, I don't expect you to go into teaching and be good at that too. Ever think that maybe teachers that tend to quit are those who weren't very good at their job in the first place?
I believe teachers are underpaid. Like all ridiculous public sector policies, the problem is that great teachers are paid the same as shitty ones. So good and great teachers are underpaid, but there are way too many shitty ones who are overpaid.