Skip to main content

View Diary: Liberal Lemmings (84 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Nicer cars? Not really. (0+ / 0-)

    In general private schools pay significantly less than public schools.  

    Private schools can and do get away with lower salaries in part because they don't have to negotiate with a union, they usually offer somewhat slimmer benefits plans, and they have total flexibility as to levels of teacher qualification and credentialing (that is, you don't need a teaching certificate to be hired as a teacher at a private school.)   But mainly, private school pay less because many teachers will accept less, in exchange for an environment with less grueling conditions.  Half as many kids each hour, matters.  A nice building and nice classroom supplies, matter.   Parents who are providing enough shelter, food, supervision, and academic expectations, matter.

    I've taught in both.  Both were hard in their different ways.  Dedicated teachers ARE found in every setting, but I wasn't well suited.

    "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

    by lgmcp on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 11:18:11 AM PDT

    [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site