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Re: Pay Your Dues
I certainly do not devalue the effort and dedication of young teachers any more than the old. But the complaints I hear about poor salary,especially in the first year teachers seem greedy. I have had spoiled students that looked down on all teachers and considered us stupid to put in 4 years of college to earn the measly pay we receive. I was fortunate in my early teaching years to teach in remote areas with school housing so I saved for the day I could buy my own home. I pulled up my bootstraps and bought my first home when I was 50. I paid for my house in 8 years. I didn't do it with a big paycheck, but as they say, it's not how much you make, it's how much you keep!