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Published: Wednesday, Feb. 12 2014 12:00 a.m. MST

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one old man
Ogden, UT

Teachers' hefty salaries are driving up taxes. It's time we put things in perspective and pay them as babysitters!

That's right. Give them $3.00 an hour and only the hours they worked; not any of that silly planning time, or any time they spend before or after school. That would be $19.50 a day (7:45 to 3:00 PM with 45 min. off for lunch and planning -- that equals 6-1/2 hours).

So each parent should pay $19.50 a day for these teachers to baby-sit their children. Now how many students do they teach in a day...maybe 30? So that's $19.50 x 30 = $585 a day.

However, they only work 180 days a year!

That's $585 X 180= $105,300 per year.

What about those with Master's degrees? Pay them minimum wage ($7.75), rounded off to $8.00 an hour. That would be $8 X 6-1/2 hours X 30 children X 180 days = $280,800 per year.

The average teacher's salary is $50,000.

$50,000/180 days = $277.77 per day / 30 students = $9.25 / 6.5 hours = $1.42 per hour per student -- a very inexpensive baby-sitter and they even EDUCATE your kids!)

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