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megimoo
03-06-2011, 12:31 AM
SNIP the average MPS teacher would receive total compensation of $101,091 -- $59,500 in salary and $41,591 in benefits. We double-checked with MPS spokeswoman Roseann St. Aubin and she confirmed the figures.

But it's not entirely clear if the projected 2011 benefits includes the Milwaukee teachers' $786,000 annual Viagra habit that is now the matter of a lawsuit between the union and the school district.
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We wanted to compare the $101,091 for MPS teachers to other teachers, but the latest figures compiled by the state Department of Public Instruction are for 2009-2010, two years earlier.

Those figures show for 2009-2010, MPS teachers earned, on average, $56,095 in salary plus $30,202 in benefits, for a total of $86,297.

That was lower than eight other school districts in Milwaukee County, including Greendale, Greenfield, Shorewood, Cudahy, Fox Point, South Milwaukee, Franklin and Nicolet, which was highest at just over $103,000.


http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/2011/03/101091-average-annual-compensation-milwaukee-teachers

PoliCon
03-06-2011, 12:35 AM
SNIP the average MPS teacher would receive total compensation of $101,091 -- $59,500 in salary and $41,591 in benefits. We double-checked with MPS spokeswoman Roseann St. Aubin and she confirmed the figures.

But it's not entirely clear if the projected 2011 benefits includes the Milwaukee teachers' $786,000 annual Viagra habit that is now the matter of a lawsuit between the union and the school district.
..........

We wanted to compare the $101,091 for MPS teachers to other teachers, but the latest figures compiled by the state Department of Public Instruction are for 2009-2010, two years earlier.

Those figures show for 2009-2010, MPS teachers earned, on average, $56,095 in salary plus $30,202 in benefits, for a total of $86,297.

That was lower than eight other school districts in Milwaukee County, including Greendale, Greenfield, Shorewood, Cudahy, Fox Point, South Milwaukee, Franklin and Nicolet, which was highest at just over $103,000.


http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/2011/03/101091-average-annual-compensation-milwaukee-teachers

I doubt that that's the final total either. They are generally good at hiding stuff so it doesn't get added into official tallies.

NJCardFan
03-06-2011, 08:58 AM
I remember a woman badgering Gov. Christie about her salary and someone found it and it showed that she made over $70K. Teachers make good money these days. Don't let them tell you otherwise. And they want more.

PoliCon
03-06-2011, 11:35 AM
I remember a woman badgering Gov. Christie about her salary and someone found it and it showed that she made over $70K. Teachers make good money these days. Don't let them tell you otherwise. And they want more.

Veteran teachers make big bucks. Starting teachers - not so much and substitutes get screwed royally. In my area the going rate for subs is $75/day with no benefits and extra headaches. And pay does vary from state to state.

Novaheart
03-06-2011, 12:38 PM
I remember a woman badgering Gov. Christie about her salary and someone found it and it showed that she made over $70K. Teachers make good money these days. Don't let them tell you otherwise. And they want more.

Teaching isn't the poorly paid vocation of the devoted and public service of the wealthy it once was.

They also let married and divorced women teach now. It's shocking.

But seriously, I think that a lot of the teachers out there sincerely believe they are underpaid, because they aren't being paid for the rewarding vocation of teaching. They are being given hazard pay for the thankless occupation of babysitting undisciplined street rats who, according to my sister NEVER SHUT UP.

I have had two sisters be teachers. Neither one of them teaches for a living now. The one who had actually made a career of it, started off in public school for troubled kids, a school we called "Lorton Prep" . She went on to teach at an expensive Episcopal school where the politics ran from childish to vicious. Then she taught in an all white far suburban school in California, and found the people there to be uninspired clockwatchers going through the motions. She now runs a website and trains horses.