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30. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 4, 2014, 16:30 Cutter
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jun 4, 2014, 11:18:
Not a fan of Slate, but found this article about education and cost per child interesting....

Shit man, give me 26k a year per child, I will educate 4 children in my home, and I bet they score better than the average.....M-F, 8am-3pm, hell, I'll even car pool them from their home to my house to teach them. They will be educated, intelligent, in shape, knowledgeable about the world, etc etc etc.

I will even do it for the US average of 11k per student. Give me.....8 kids, all the same age. Be a fun experiment.

Pretty damn good argument for a voucher program....

/discuss....

Yeah. You'll educate them all right...with the back of your hand! 'You sassin' me, boy?!' Whack! Bat Haha!

Seriously though. Imagine if teachers got paid per kid. They'd make a fortune, so that's actually really effing cheap. Even at $7 per hour that's $56 per kid per day. So an average of 30 kids in a class means the teacher should be getting paid $1,680 a day or about $450,000 per year. The average teacher makes about 50k a year. So that's quite a bargain.

And speaking of money, hot off the presses....

Seattle Raises Minimum Wage to $15

Good on them. And sadly that's still not even a living wage - which is $18 per hour (averaged).
 
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