Commentary and Criticism about the National Education Association (NEA)
Most teachers I know complain that they are underpaid.
The media tends to support this notion:
Huffington Post - More Proof that American Teachers Are Underpaid And Deserve More Respect
Economic Policy Institute - New Jersey public school teachers are underpaid, not overpaid
Washington Post - Think teachers aren't paid enough? It's worse than you think
I don't buy this point of view for a second.
We work essentially 9 months a year.
We get 2 months off in summer, spring break, winter break, assorted holidays, 10 sick days and 2 personal days every year.
We get full health benefits.
We get a defined benefit pension.
We work from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM and get time off for lunch and prep so basically we are active for maybe 6 hours a day.
It's a good gig if you can get it.