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Re: Pay Your Dues
The median income in the US was around 45k. The median US household income was $62k. So yeah, your 60k paycheck is pretty dang fat compared to half the country. Perspectives folks. Yes, inflation is killing our buying power right now, (gas, food, etc.), but that's across the board and not something that can be fixed by simply giving teachers raises. That money comes from tax payers who are also fighting inflation. Are we really saying that non-teaching families need to pay more in property tax AND deal with inflation because you don't think your 60k check is fat enough? Where does their raise come from to offset your raise they are paying for?
If you wanted to get rich you need to work for private industry or sell your consulting services to Harris county. Teachers are making very comfortable wages right now compared to a good number of industries and remember teachers are recession proof. Nobody downsizes teaching staff, (paras and admin might not be so lucky), when the economy slows down. How many teachers lost their jobs during Covid lockdowns compared to other industries?