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Originally Posted by CBrown85
Fuck. I love how much both the students and general society hates us.
I don't agree with them, but I guess it is a feeling we are making too much money and not producing results. However, we are producing better and better results each year. Despite deep cuts in education. I read recently that if the US removed the scores from the bottom 14 states we would rank within the top 3 in Math and Reading. We would also be in the top 5 in Science.
If I was to get an actual teaching job(At least a 2-3 year wait for me) instead of subbing, I would make about 40K a year. If I didn't have wealthy in-laws, I would never be able to afford a house, a new car,...
I spent 5 years in college (4 years BA and 1 year for a credential), if I was to spend less than 18 months getting certified as a charge nurse, I would have a job within a week and have a starting wage of at least 65K.
Students just hate us because we are in charge for at least an hour each day.
Edit- I sound a bit
in this post, but IRL I am not so upset. It is my fault for choosing this career. I am still very young and have the ability to do something else.