You think so? We spend about $13,000 per student per year, nationwide.
As the average net work in a bar jumps the moment Bill Gates walks into it. You wouldn't pretend that Bill Gates has the same standard of living of someone making $7.25 an hour, so why pretend there isn't an enormous gap between schools in wealthy districts and poor ones? There's a reason why no one talks about "failing public schools" in Westchester or the Hamptons.
Average teacher salary is $55,000. but this varies pretty wildly by state. considering you only work 9 months a year and get pretty significant benefits.
You know perfectly well that teachers don't start and stop school when students do. Even if teachers didn't spend months out of the summer preparing for the rest of the school year or continuing their own education, it would be more than balanced by working 50-70 hours a week when school is in session.
That's a pretty reasonable amount, IMO,
Reasonable? The people claiming this wouldn't touch a teaching job for less than a six figure salary. Earning a masters degree, having tens of thousands in student loans to pay off, being salaried and invariably working far beyond 40 hours a week...and that's before even getting to the students. How much would you want to get paid per hour, per kid for being a babysitter, disciplinarian, nurse and social worker. Deal with the pressure of wealthy parents, coaches and principles wanting you to "take another look" at Bobby's grades so he can stay on the football team. And that's before even getting to the actual teaching part, where your performance reviews are dependent on factors entirely outside of your control. And you're also expected to continue your own education with nighttime or summer classes.
Not for a penny under six figures.
Anyone *can* go to college, that's how the system is currently set up.
Until they can't find a job that pays off their student loans, at which point it's time to sneer at them for taking on risk they couldn't afford.
You do realize, right, that the reason why doctors salaries are so high is because only wealthy families can risk the six figure cost of a medical degree
If you look at costs over time, the two areas that have been spiraling out of control, cost wise, are medicine and college. This is the direct result of government meddling in the field trying to be more fair and just, but really just fucking over the vast majority of Americans.
Uh huh. Found a reason yet for why countries that do far more "meddling" in health care or education than the United States cover all or most of their population for a fraction of the cost?