Teachers are paid too much?? What if we paid them babysitting wages.

That's right. I'd give them \$3.00 an hour. And, I'm only going to pay them for 5 hours, not planning time.  That would be \$15.00 a day. Each parent should pay \$15.00 a day for these teachers to baby sit their children. Even if they have more than one child, it's still cheaper than private daycare.

Now how many children do they teach a day - maybe 20? That's \$15.00 x 20 = \$300.00 a day. But remember, they only work 180 days a year! I'm not going to pay them for all the vacations: \$300.00 x 180 = \$54,000.

(Just a minute my calculator must need batteries.)

What will teachers say about those who have 10 years of experience and a master's degree? Well, maybe (just to be fair) they could get the minimum wage. We can round that off to about \$6.00 an hour, times 5 hours, times 20 children. \$6.00 x 5 x 20. That's \$600 a day times 180 days. That's only \$108,000.

Wait a minute! There is something wrong here . . . . . . . .