Should teachers be paid more?
I know this is an ongoing debate, so I will bring it to the wise ladies of Moms.com:
Should teachers be paid more? The average salary for a teacher nationally is 36k starting out. I am going to include a link about that. By the time a teacher retires that might be at 45k as a national average.
What do you think?
That being said...if you are wanting to be a teacher you know what you are getting into. You shouldn't be in it to get rich. If you don't think your family can survive doing it then you find a career that you can enjoy while making more money...or you love within the means of what a teacher makes. I have always wanted to go I school to get into social work, knowing full well that I would not make a ton of money. It would be something I would deal with to be doing something that I enjoy.
Now I DO think that they need to have their supplies...well...supplied! I think it's awful that some schools make teachers pay for their basic supplies.