Teachers Forced To Take Second Jobs Because Pay Is So Bad

Teachers Forced To Take Second Jobs Because Pay Is So Bad

July 8, 2019 0 By administrator

According to new statistics, one in six teachers in the United States have been forced to take on second and sometimes even third jobs just to make ends meet. This is not acceptable for professionals who are in charge of educating the future leaders of this country, and it severely reduces the quality of teachers that we see in the classroom. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.

Transcript:

*This transcript was generated by a third-party transcription software company, so please excuse any typos.

Bernie Sanders has come under fire from Republicans
recently for suggesting that we should pay all teachers in the United States a
base salary of $60,000 per year. Now for some areas of this country that’s not
going to be that much of a raise for teachers and areas like the area where I
work and where my wife happens to be an educator that would almost double her
yearly salary. And the reason this is important and the reason I love the fact
that Bernie Sanders is even proposing this as, because a new study came out
showing that 16% of public educators here in the United States public school
teachers, 16% have to take on second jobs and not just over the summertime when
they’re not working and maybe get a little bored or maybe that paycheck that they
get that has to cover three solid months doesn’t actually cover three solid
months.

These are people that have to take second jobs after
teaching. At the end of the day, they spend eight hours at school. They don’t
get paid for the full time and then they have to clock out and go work a second
job just to make ends meet. I have seen countless people on social media
bitching about Bernie Sanders plan. It all starts in, my wife is a teacher.
They all say, which kind of cheapens when, I have to say my wife is a teacher,
but nonetheless they’re out there saying this and that’s ridiculous. She were
makes a great living. Doesn’t have to have a second job. This is nuts. You’re
wrong. That’s fantastic. If it’s true, I don’t believe any one of you. How
about you go become a public school teacher in the state of Alabama and see how
that $27,000 a year base salary works out for you in some areas that’s even
less than that. I were literally paying some teachers in this country, poverty
wages, and do you know what that does to the quality of education that our
students receive? Not only do we have teachers that some of them by working a
second job have to work 13 1415 hour days, very little time to rest. They also
have very little time to plan,

To map out where they want to go with their students to
spend extra time working with their students. And you may say, why don’t kiss
on my kid? Why? Why should I care? Because that kid that they don’t have the
time to work with, had somebody spent the extra five, 10 30 minutes with that
kid, maybe it’s something would have finally clicked with them with that lesson
and they would have understood it and they…

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