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The education industry is experiencing some disruptive events -- with public school budgets getting huge cuts and all sorts of new initiatives to try to identify why some schools are better than others (attempting to replicate the successes). There aren't any magic-bullet solutions, but there are a lot of things that haven't worked so far. Here are just a few more educational tidbits that could help some teachers out there. By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.

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    Anonymous Coward, 20 Feb 2012 @ 7:14pm

    Re: just remember: teachers are only paid for the time they actually work!

    I don't know how it's handled where you live, but here the teachers receive a yearly salary. If they take too much time off work they may have something docked, and if they are only working part time the standard salary will be adjusted accordingly(part-time teachers may actually have a valid complaint here). That salary, divided into equal portions and paid out over the course of the school year, is more than sufficient to pay for the entire year's expenses. In other words, they receive more than enough money over the course of the year to compensate for the lack of cheques during the summer vacation. According to statistics. the average teacher's wage around here is well over sixty thousand dollars so it isn't as if they get paid six dollars an hour and have to live on the dole all summer. On the other hand I do agree it would be much easier if the salaries were split up and paid out evenly across the entire fiscal year rather then just during the school year.

    I would also like to add that ain't is not a word, and the fact they neglected to teach you this shows that whoever provided your education was being overpaid. A problem I see far too often these days.

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