Teachers' Deserve a Raise to Keep Up with the Growing Costs!

Teachers' Deserve a Raise to Keep Up with the Growing Costs!

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Zaina Shaikh started this petition to boozerleslie@dublinusd.org and

There are people who think teachers have the “easy job”. Some of us know this is not true!  But in a world such as ours, this is a common stereotype. And although some of us know teachers work hard, many of us don’t think so.

A teacher has many jobs that you may have not considered. Let’s start with an elementary school teacher. The teacher arrives at school around 8 am and teaches the students for roughly 7 hours. But the job doesn’t end there. Many teachers stay after school to grade papers, prepare lesson plans, help students and get the classroom ready for the next day and so on. Report cards, assessment preparations are few of many other things they juggle as well . These tasks by no means can be classified as an “easy” job.

Many of my teachers don't live in Dublin. Have you ever wondered if Dublin is too expensive to live in or are the teachers’ salaries not enough to live in Dublin? I always feel so terrible to hear that some teachers even struggle to pay medical bills, let alone live in Dublin. I often wonder if they are getting a raise enough to cover the yearly inflation rate?

After talking briefly with some engineers, I found out that an average engineer makes roughly over $120,000 every year, with only a bachelor’s degree and some or no experience. A teacher with a bachelor’s degree, may be a masters degree and a credential, in addition to experience still makes less than that. Seriously? Is that how we’re treating our teachers? I don’t know what you think, but I think this is ridiculous!

Why does an engineer make more money than a teacher? Well, maybe it’s because the technology they create greatly influences our world. Their technology really can improve our world. Their technology and inventions can make our world a better place.

So, who helped shape and may be even play a big role in creating these engineers? A child starts his/her journey in his/her parents' arms but the next step is at school, where they learn almost everything they know. We need to remember that TEACHERS MAKE SCHOOLS AND STUDENTS SUCCESSFUL!

Teachers devote their time to help out students to ensure their students don’t fail. Teachers don’t help out students out of fear of their boss. They help out students out of kindness and their passion for teaching. As a student to over twenty teachers, trust me, I know.

I am not asking to double a teacher’s pay, ALL I am asking is for a higher raise that helps them cope with the growing inflation! I hope you can open your eyes wide enough to see things the way I do. Thank you so much for your time!!

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