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GameOn said...

Teachers deserve every benefit they get. Twenty years ago, the job required far less work outside of the classroom. 10 to 15 hours total for the week would cover it. Today, the job is quite different and you can forget the old stand by line ..."they have summers off". I am married to a veteran teacher and I can assure you that she has no life of leisure. She works a minimum of 4 to 5 hours every evening at least four nights a week, 8 to 10 hours on Saturday, and another 6 to 8 on Sunday. This past summer, she spent around 30 to 35 hours per week working on school materials for the coming year. She has a love for learning, a love for teaching, and a love for mentoring children.

The job of a teacher is mentally and physically exhausting. Teachers have the daily stress of educating, disciplining, and keeping up with 20 students a day. Plus, our teachers are no longer are allowed to sit down in the classroom. They are required to be moving around the classroom at all times. A few years ago, my wife wore a pedometer to work and she walked 8.5 miles in the classroom for the day. Most teachers don't even get a bathroom break until class is dismissed for the day. Our teachers will need good insurance for the replacement joints, bladder tucks, and blood pressure medications in their future.

Before you envy the salary and benefits of a teacher divide it by 70 hours instead of 40. Just another great example in our society of professional people being paid unprofessional wages. It just goes to show how screwed up our country really is. We care more about football than education. Don't believe it, look up the highest paid state employees in the United States.

I would strongly advise any student considering a career in education to find anther career and anyone thinking about marrying a teacher needs to think twice. I feel like I'm single most of the year.

But teachers have summers off.... In the words of Joe Biden... BFD!

August 24, 2014 at 11:19 p.m.
GameOn said...

Teachers deserve every benefit they get. Twenty years ago, the job required far less work outside of the classroom. 10 to 15 hours total for the week would cover it. Today, the job is quite different and you can forget the old stand by line ..."they have summers off". I am married to a veteran teacher and I can assure you that she has no life of leisure. She works a minimum of 4 to 5 hours every evening at least four nights a week, 8 to 10 hours on Saturday, and another 6 to 8 on Sunday. This past summer, she spent around 30 to 35 hours per week working on school materials for the coming year. She has a love for learning, a love for teaching, and a love for mentoring children.

The job of a teacher is mentally and physically exhausting. Teachers have the daily stress of educating, discipling, and keeping with 20 students a day. Plus, our teachers are no longer are allowed to sit down in the classroom. They are required to be moving around the classroom at all times. A few years ago, my wife wore a pedometer to work and she walked 8.5 miles in the classroom for the day. Most teachers don't even get a bathroom break until class is dismissed for the day. Our teachers will need good insurance for the replacement joints, bladder tucks, and blood pressure medications in their future.

Before you envy the salary and benefits of a teacher divide it by 70 hours instead of 40. Just another great example in our society of professional people being paid unprofessional wages. It just goes to show how screwed up our country really is. We care more about football than education. Don't believe it, look up the highest paid state employees in the United States.

August 24, 2014 at 3:34 p.m.
GameOn said...

Alprova...both sides equal to some extent.

If a bakery does not want our business. We find one that does, we don't want the other one closed. We figure they will go out on their own.

If we don't like a TV or radio show and the talent, we change the channel. Progressives want them off the air.

Just a couple of examples. I can't stay awake any longer.

August 12, 2014 at 11:16 p.m.
GameOn said...

If Clay wanted to Coexist, he would publish a unifying cartoon everyday.

Progressives are the most tolerant people in the world until you disagree with them.

August 12, 2014 at 9:48 p.m.
GameOn said...

Democrats crossing over to vote for Frat Boy Wamp. I guess, the Rick Santorum endorsement did it for you. Clay is a big Santorum fan...LMAO.

July 31, 2014 at 11:16 a.m.
GameOn said...

Lamar Alexander on education. Year round school, 3 months to 18 years old, 6 am to 6 pm? Lamar is 74 years old and needs to retire.

Turn the Senate keys over to Joe Carr.

July 27, 2014 at 12:20 a.m.
GameOn said...

You can tell it is campaign season. Lamar Alexander is pretending to be a conservative once again. I bet he even parked his Nissan Leaf in the garage and rented a pick up truck for campaign season. Instead of dragging out the old red flannel shirt Lamar, put the blue one on to show how you vote. Check out Lamar's fishy voting record. http://www.rampartmedia.com/editor/sen-lamar-alexanders-fishy-voting-record

This year vote to turn the keys to DC over to Joe Carr. ,

July 20, 2014 at 1:06 a.m.
GameOn said...

I am no fan of Lay Low Chuck but I sure don't want to see another political dynasty. My fear is Weston would be spending his time feeding Daddy's Lobbying Group, I mean consulting group. We need someone looking out for "We the People" instead of the family consulting business. We have enough families scratching each other's back in D.C. Enough is enough.

July 20, 2014 at 12:32 a.m.
GameOn said...

I would be happy to sign on to a flat tax for every person, small business, and corporation. Everyone should have skin in the game.

July 19, 2014 at 10:18 p.m.
GameOn said...

Wallyworld... You said progressives were targeted. Go ahead, it won't take long.

July 19, 2014 at 3:13 p.m.
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