Did a quick search and find an article that CPS teacher's median salary is about $80k. .
Defined benefit public pensions need to go
Literally impossible in IL without a constitutional convention.*
And one day, they will.
Isn't this one of the reason the Fed exists? This will be a bailout someday.
teachers above other professions complain the most on social media about their jobs
Re: teachers, culture, and social media
Total bull$hit from you on the topic per usual.
DC area Federal employees wishing for Fed. Govenrment Closure is worse. .
Guenther's on the pensions side. Probably top ten in the state, with annual increases.
What should teachers make?
Less than anyone here. And they should never complain about their jobs or look forward to time off*
What's the average starting salary for someone at a 200 kid high school 30+ miles from a metro area
Looking at our district an apparently fairly new* grade school teacher started under $36k.
Low 30s but going up to 40 by state law *
another unfunded mandate. Thanks Mike Madigan!*
That one actually started as blatant pandering by a downstate Senator.*
What's the median salary for all jobs in that area as compared to Chicago?*
Color me extremely skeptical*
Friend of mine made like 30k a decade ago at Atwood-Hammond
Oooh I highly doubt it... guessing around 30 isnt uncommon
damn, just checked my high school... it looks to be around 36k*
My very rural school district in 2017: low of 32, high of 57k*
Which in that town 57k for a late career teacher is probably very solid money
Apparently the state is establishing a minimum of 32 next year
Primary reasons why teachers annual salaries are too low -
Why should teacherís pensions be on the table?
Probably because pension liabilities are completely untenable long-term
they are only untenable because the state didn't pay into it
They want a 5% raise every year for the next three years too. Also, smaller class sizes, support
Omg they want to be able to work with their students and help them!
Don't kid yourself. This is about two things: money and power.*
Yes, because when I think of money and power in our society, the teaching profession definitely
It's about the union, not the teachers.*
Fair share of the pie? They are trying to eat the whole damn pie.*
Wholehearted agreement from the cops/firemen's union.
Just another way to hold students and parents hostage in order to get more money.*
Well, I doubt many students consider themselves a hostage. :-)
#### yes it is.
Republicanís disdain for working people is stunning*
How many Republicans do you think there are in City Hall and at CPS?*
I can tell you there are straight up communists in the CTU though.
BTW... that "teacher" who led the Honduras trip is Jackson Potter. He's funneled almost a million
One is a little off-topic, but regarding the CTU people who went to Venezuela... :-)
Striking doesn't help your students, not likly, but would be great PR if the union said . .
Itís not hypocritical to want to help your students and be compensated fairly for your work*
Woah now, let's not get crazy here*
yep. they aren't working "less" because there are fewer students
If they were so interested in working with their students then why do they threaten to strike every
there used to be a public database (maybe through the Sun-Times) that listed salaries
i'm seeing median income at 61K in Cook County. 80k for a teacher seems about right
just to add, i know teachers here that make north of 80k
It's not. Especially considering cost of living and what they deal with*
I believe your partner is a CPS teacher so understand issue is near and dear to your heart. .
My wife is a teacher but not at CPS. She makes way, way, way less than they do
You mean like being the top paid teachers in 10 of 13 biggest cities based on COLA?
I mean... what data should we use to determine who "deserves"that top rank? *
Koch brothers data... bold move Cotton
The source of the data is shown.*
compiled by... Illinois Policy
my argument, really, is that it's ironic that the same incentives that Illinois Policy says work in
like remember when Bruce Rauner hired a bunch of people out of the private sector and paid them a bu
It's the CTU not the CPS. Like you said, you don't live here and don't know. Now imagine if Rauner
i would think Illinois Policy's argument would be "pay more"
Pay them less? They are asking for 5% raises every year for the next 3 years.*
Now compare to average ceo wage increases over a three year period *
Wouldn't you compare with regular employee salaries?*
Was just continuing the earlier point. But sure. BLS says average raise is right at 3%*
"you're worth what the market will pay"
I'm worth way more than the market will pay for my services. Lol *
Wait until you see their yearly retirement pension*
Ouch. My gym teacher was making $100k last time I looked.
Re: ""making"", I meant to say his pension payment is over $100k. Long since retired. *
Cost of living is also wildly different*
Mean income is somewhere around $55k, median is around $45k, I think household is around $80k*
If you are saying one CPS teacher makes the household equivalent,
Corrected typo from "cities" to CPS teacher, I'd venture to guess that is higher than a lot of other
when did she retire, 1983?*
$40k seems insanely low for 2003*
More so for somebody who worked 35 years*
Guessing her Union did not fight too hard for raises*
there's that and just what the going rate was at the school