Friday, August 28, 2009

What is Worth $16 Million?

Why on God's green earth does this guy...

...make more money than this precious lady (pictured with Katie).

That is Katie's wonderful, darling teacher.  (To protect her identity we'll call her Miss S., I didn't ask her permission to post her photo on here, please forgive me Miss S. if you don't want to be on "the blog", I'll take it off).

I'm going to make this short because sometimes I get on a rip.  There is no reason that professional athletes should make the amount of money that they do while teacher's make what they do (and I don't know what teacher's make--but I know it's not what those pro guys make--apparently that guy up there in the pic makes something like $16 million a year.  I don't even know who he is I just Googled 'what NFL player makes the most' and that's the pic it gave).  Will that guy make a difference in my child's life?  If so, it's probably not the kind of influence I would prefer...seems like those pro guys (and gals) don't make the wisest decisions or use the best language.  And definitely don't use proper English.  Teachers, however, will most definitely influence my child's life.  They will educate, nurture, encourage, guide, mentor and love my child.  To me, that's worth $16 million a year!  Teachers come to school every day and have to act like everything is A-OK when the 16 sets of little eyes and ears are looking toward them for guidance--even when things aren't A-OK.  No matter how bad of good their day is going, they have to be on their "gal.  Talk about having to be on your "game."  Every day teachers have to be at the "top of their game"--not just on Sunday afternoons.

So during this time of Back-to-School, take time to encourage, your child's teacher.  Be your teacher's team mate.  We keep saying to each other, "I hope Little Johnny has a great year."  Tell your teacher that you hope she (or he) has a great year.  

Basically, the salary gap between professional athletes and teachers needs to be lessened.  Let's put our priorities (and money) where they belong.  


MommaAmma said...

Amen to that! I don't understand that gap or even how administrators can justify being paid so much more than teachers. THE most important job ever.

Side note, Miss S is adorable! And it looks like she and Katie could be related.

Baloney said...

Our culture is so out of whack.
I will say that (on the plus side) you know that teachers don't go into it for the money. That's not always a bad thing. A little better compensation would be nice. And for that matter the whole school budget could use a little prioritizing.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Amen to what you said and what MommaAmma and Baloney added. Teachers are overworked and underpaid. They are also very dedicated.