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Originally posted by apacheman
reply to post by wutone
Try teaching in California, then claim teachers are overpaid.
[edit on 2-7-2009 by apacheman]
In all the nation’s largest metropolitan areas, public school teachers make more than professional specialty and technical workers. In metro New York, they make 20% more; in metro Los Angeles, 23% more; and in metro Chicago, 12% more.
Public school teachers have higher earnings than 61 of these 85 occupations. For example, editors and reporters earn 24% less than public school teachers; architects, 11% less; psychologists, 9% less; chemists, 5% less; mechanical engineers, 6% less; and economists, 1% less. Airplane pilots earn 186% more than public school teachers; physicians, 80% more; lawyers, 49% more; nuclear engineers, 17% more; actuaries, 9% more; and physicists, 3% more. Public school teachers also earn more than private school teachers. (See Table 3.) Nationwide, public school teachers are paid 61% more than private school teachers.
And in metro Los Angeles, public school teachers work an average of 33.2 hours per week.
Originally posted by ladyinwaiting
reply to post by projectvxn
Actually I agree with some of what you said. Some things I don't.
But I don't think I am an emotional reactionary.
I think you are.
Do you have a plan other than legalizing marijuana? Can you offer something positive, or are you just hell-bent on the state being
I agree the problems are complex, but I believe they can be fixed.
I stand by my previous comments.
[edit on 2-7-2009 by ladyinwaiting]
Whether teachers use those free weeks to make additional money or simply to enjoy their time off, that time is worth money and cannot simply be ignored when comparing earnings.
"Cash-Strapped L.A. Struggles to Accommodate Jackson Memorial Service"
"There are a lot of safety concerns, and those safety concerns cost a lot of money," Los Angeles City Councilman Dennis Zine told FOX News.
"If you can imagine 100,000 people show up [at the Staples Center] and you have 20,000 capacity, there is not sufficient room. Now you have a crowd-control problem," Zine said, adding that with the July 4th holiday weekend, "it's the worst time ... to work something out."
Zine, a former member of the LAPD, also led an effort last month to help the city — which is operating at a $500 million deficit — find private funding to cover the cost of police overtime for the Los Angeles Lakers victory parade.
“We’ve done Laker parades. There’s no precedent for this,” said Councilwoman Jan Perry, who is acting mayor while Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is on vacation in Africa and City Council President Eric Garcetti is in Japan.
City officials and AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips, the promoter for Jackson's concert tour and operator of the Staples Center, were expected to announce Friday the details for Jackson's funeral, which is expected to start at 10 a.m. PDT.
Speaking at a news conference Thursday, Phillips said that while there will be no charge for tickets to the event, he had no specifics about what kind of memorial service was being planned or how tickets would be made available and distributed.
“It’s all up to Katherine,” Phillips said, referring to Jackson's mother.