Re: Educational brainstorming

randy s gingrich (
Sun, 24 May 1998 05:45:01 -0000

While the national average may be $37,000 there are incredible
discrepancies from state to state and district to district. In the states
where the pay is higher such as the northeast and the midwest there are no
shortages of teachers, male or female, and in fact as my student teachers
are currently finding, teaching positions in certain areas are very
difficult to acquire for either males or females. However, in some states,
states not surprisingly with lower pay, teachers are hard to find. While
technically teachers' work year is nine months most teachers work during
that time off, either paid or unpaid planning curriculum, taking courses
(many of which they pay for out of their own pocket). In some districts
the top of the pay scale is in the upper $30's. How many doctors, lawyers,
engineers, accountants would be happy to know that they would work thirty
years to max out at $38,000? anyone who thinks a teacher's job is an
easier, hasn't been around a group of thirty thirteen or fourteen year
olds recently.


> From: Ted Weverka <>
> To:
> Subject: RE: Educational brainstorming
> Date: Wednesday, May 20, 1998 9:49 PM
> > -----Original Message-----
> > But when you talk about status issues it seems to me you
> > are talking about MONEY.
> Nationally the average teacher salary is $37,000. Some teachers work
> summers to supplement this.
> The national average pay for all people is $34,000 for a 12 month work
> year.
> How much would you have us pay teachers?

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