So yeah, continuing where I leftoff.
Further complication to the teaching profession, at least in my stat in the U.S.A., is that the state now requires teachers to:
1. Already have or actively be enrolled in a college working towards a bachelor's degree (completely skipping associates.
2. Take remedial "updating" college classes annually at your own expense to keep your teaching license. A minimal tuition cost of $3,000 plus considerable time required for these classes which are only given during the school year and thus serving as a detrimental distraction from the actual teaching job.
3. Agree to pursue and work on obtaining a doctorate degree within eight years of being hired on as a teacher. Again, this is crazy, this is on top of mandatory annual remedial classes and is likewise out of pocket expense.
It's clear to me that the reason why teachers complain that they aren;t paid enough isn't because they aren't paid enough, truly they're starting pay is well into "middle class" income. Rather the issue is that they don't feel like they make much because if they've been in the profession for eight years or less then they're easily being forced to spend close to 1/3rd of their pre-taxed income just to keep their jobs, and putting them under considerable undue stress.
Starting pay for a entry level teacher here was, as of spring 2017, $35,000 annually (plus benefits). And this was why I was seriously looking into teaching as a career, as the best I've personally ever made in private sector was about $21k just one year. But working briefly as a janitor in s local elementary school and seeing the dire state that the teaching staff was in, I believe I made the right call in not pursuing that as a career.
As previously said. Most of the teachers were ass holes not suited to be working with children. However, even the ones who were able to interact with the children in a fitting manner were clearly stressed at all times, as in already under duress upon arriving at the school in the early morning hours. And instead of working on teaching assignments and grading papers after classes were over for the day as is stereotypical, these teachers fell into just two categories, A. in a terrible hurry to leave for their college classes, or B. working on their own homework assignments at their desks after the their lasPost too long. Click here to view the full text.