#1 Despite what you’ve heard on the news, teachers actually make bank.
That’s $29,467 a year BEFORE taxes and insurance are deducted.
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#2 Their comfortable salary ensures they never have to work a second job to make ends meet.
Around 20% of public school teachers have to work a second job during the school year to get by.
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#3 With every passing year, they make more and more.
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#4 They waste their money on unnecessary supplies for their classroom instead of just saving it.
In fact, over 90% of teachers in the US spend their own money on school supplies.
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#5 They get off at 3 p.m., instead of 5 or 6 like everyone else.
Students might leave at 3, but teachers almost never do.
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#6 They have plenty of free time to grade papers and lesson-plan at work, ensuring that their nights and weekends are always free.
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#7 They just sit behind a desk all day…
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#8 …and never do anything to make learning fun.
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#9 They get a minimum of three months off during the summer.
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#10 Not to mention a spring break to relax and unwind.
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#11 Given that elementary school teachers are really just glorified babysitters, their salary is actually very generous.
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#12 Some people think they “make a difference in students’ lives,” but that’s simply not true.
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#13 The reality is this: Teaching is so, so, SO easy…
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#14 …anyone could do it. That’s just a fact.
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