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  •  My brother in law (10+ / 0-)

    has been a 3rd grade teacher for the past 10 years.  A good one, and popular with his students.

    He gets paid less than my sister (his wife), who teaches high school, and has been teaching less time than him.

    But it is the ideal job for him - he understands the kids and can get through to them, while my sister would go nuts with kids that young.  So would I, come to think of it.

    Anybody who is a good teacher for kids that young has my respect.

    I am not religious, and did NOT say I enjoyed sects.

    by trumpeter on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 09:20:23 AM PST

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    •  yes, I agree that men could be just as good (5+ / 0-)

      Teaching is not a talent that comes with gender, but for a variety of reasons, many cultural, teaching young children has always been considered a woman's job ...
      and so the pay has always been low also ...
      I for one feel that anyone that has the talent and capability to teach very young children can't be paid enough!  We should have the very best at this level...people who can impart a love of learning ..that is what we need

      Give your heart a real workout! Love your enemies!

      by moonbatlulu on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 11:39:46 AM PST

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      •  Many men will not go near (1+ / 0-)
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        young kids because lots of folks will consider them pedophiles....why else would a grown man want to be around children?

        I'm a great teacher, I make my living that way, but I'm also a man and there is no way in hell that I would be caught dead alone with children.

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