Commentary and Criticism about the National Education Association
We have absolutely no affiliation with the National Education Association and do not represent its views in any way, shape or form.
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.