Tuesday, March 04, 2008
So today is "Teacher Appreciation Day." We are having a luncheon at school in which the main course is subs from a local grocery store, and the sides and desserts are all brought by the support staff (anyone in the school who is NOT a certified teacher). Luckily, today is my day that I eat at the top end of my calorie range, and it's also the day that I have my strength band/cardio class after school. I should be in the clear. PTA put candy bars in our mailboxes this morning. A very nice gesture, and I might nibble on mine later. But I might bring half home to hubby, depending on how good it is.
I got an email yesterday talking about teachers and hwo much money they make, and I figured out that, before taxes, I get $.21 per student per hour that I work. That is one cheap babysitter. Classroom teachers make about $1.40 per student per hour. Now THAT is appreciation. No wonder teachers have second jobs...