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Teachers Pay vs Wall Street Pay

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Don't forget that we taxpayers pay the teachers' salaries, while Wall Street guys are paid from people who CHOOSE their services....

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Don't forget that we taxpayers pay the teachers' salaries, while Wall Street guys are paid from people who CHOOSE their services....
Humm.... I thought they just got bailed out by the taxpayers.

Maybe I got it wrong?
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Humm.... I thought they just got bailed out by the taxpayers.

Maybe I got it wrong?
thank you !!!!! That is what I was also thinking .
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thank you !!!!! That is what I was also thinking .

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Humm.... I thought they just got bailed out by the taxpayers.

Maybe I got it wrong?
Somebody had to come up with the bonus money.
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As a former teacher I'd have to say teacher pay at public schools is at least adequate. In Wisconsin it is considerably more than adequate. Considering the overall poor quality of education in this country, most teachers are considerably overpaid.
The fact that we stupidly paid crooks on wall street with tax dollars shouldn't be relevant. That terrible wrong hardly excuses more wrongs.

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As a former teacher I'd have to say teacher pay at public schools is at least adequate.
That really isn't surprising to hear from a teacher. My wife teaches and I can't believe what she works for and all the extra hours she puts in. The money means nothing to the good teachers though.

In Oregon they have to have a masters degree and then they start out at around 30k. She will top out around 60k. No thanks.

Is somebody that is shaping the future of the country only worth 30k a year?

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And the sheer scale of it (Wall Street bail out) should not be relevant either.

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As a former teacher I'd have to say teacher pay at public schools is at least adequate. In Wisconsin it is considerably more than adequate. Considering the overall poor quality of education in this country, most teachers are considerably overpaid.
The fact that we stupidly paid crooks on wall street with tax dollars shouldn't be relevant. That terrible wrong hardly excuses more wrongs.

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Every profession has it's top 5%. I think we'd find that they love the work and the call to help others, not necessarily about the money. Whereas Wall Street??? That cannot be said, it IS all about the money.

My wife works in the school system, she puts up with the bad attitudes, cursing, and abuse, because when she helps a child "get it" and a light goes on, she sees it in the childs' face, and for her, that is why she does what she does. Yes she makes money doing it but it's not the driving factor.

Wall Street, money, money, money, greed and fear are the main drivers,
nothing else. ME ME ME or helping type professions, YOU YOU YOU!

Apples and Oranges...JMO.(In my somewhat limited kinda way)

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Talking Freedom of choice

If a person is dissatisfied with their job or pay, there is always the option of looking for another job, profession, or retraining! Or what about self employment, then you can pay yourself what you are worth, if you make a profit!
I have always left the employ of a job I disliked or if I believed I was underpaid.
Try it you may like it! And then again you may be making less income?
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As a former teacher I'd have to say teacher pay at public schools is at least adequate. In Wisconsin it is considerably more than adequate. Considering the overall poor quality of education in this country, most teachers are considerably overpaid.
The fact that we stupidly paid crooks on wall street with tax dollars shouldn't be relevant. That terrible wrong hardly excuses more wrongs.
Agreed... however the link isnt about 2 wrongs making a right. Its about Stewart pointing out the hypocrisy in Faux News' views of CEO's and school teachers.

The most blatant point made is when a FN commentator said that the bonuses given to CEOs, whose companies received bailout monies, were warranted because the company was "contractually obligated to pay the bonuses". Yet they (FN) support the governor of Wisconsin breaking contractual obligations of state workers.

Watch the video... sure Stewart is comedian... but his criticism of FN is spot on.
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Watch the video... sure Stewart is comedian... but his criticism of FN is spot on.
It's always more enlightening to watch news in general, and Fox News in particular, through the filter of Jon Stewart.


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wake up people, time to say it like IT IS !!! the unions protect the jobs of the lazy and useless !!! time for the lazy and useless to get what they deserve-NOTHING !!! i'm sick of paying for them and if i was a hard working union member i would really be sick of it !!! people in wisconsin need the choice to give a dime to a union or NOT !!! a smart person would not and thats what the unions so worried about, it's not about the PEOPLE paying their salary, sort of like our government would'nt tou say !!!
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The world is so much easier to understand
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Agreed... however the link isnt about 2 wrongs making a right. Its about Stewart pointing out the hypocrisy in Faux News' views of CEO's and school teachers.

The most blatant point made is when a FN commentator said that the bonuses given to CEOs, whose companies received bailout monies, were warranted because the company was "contractually obligated to pay the bonuses". Yet they (FN) support the governor of Wisconsin breaking contractual obligations of state workers.

Watch the video... sure Stewart is comedian... but his criticism of FN is spot on.
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wake up people, time to say it like IT IS !!! the unions protect the jobs of the lazy and useless !!! time for the lazy and useless to get what they deserve-NOTHING !!! i'm sick of paying for them and if i was a hard working union member i would really be sick of it !!! people in wisconsin need the choice to give a dime to a union or NOT !!! a smart person would not and thats what the unions so worried about, it's not about the PEOPLE paying their salary, sort of like our government would'nt tou say !!!
EXACTLY!!! What we need is to get back to "FAMILY VALUES" and get some religious people in there to run things. Put some nuns in there to teach those kids. Crack the back of their knuckles with a metal edged ruler if they fool around! Put some priests in there too...ahhh...never mind the priests, (they don't do so good around kids). But you know what I mean. If they won't work for less, LETS FIND SOMEBODY WHO WILL! This is America after all and if we can do it, by golly, we can do it for less in China.
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90% of the teachers I had while going to high school were not worth the money we paid them. I had 5 good teachers in the 4 years of high school that earned their pay. When I went to college the number went up a little, but not much.

While I was in college, people picked education because it was an easy BA or BS. Just about all the bimbo girls were going for education majors.

Teachers are not held accountable today.

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More good news coming out about Blue Cross today. This from people trying to keep health costs down LOL. http://www.myfoxboston.com/dpp/news/...ctors-20110309
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