For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, over 5 years ago

    When I lived in Port Angeles, WA, my father (the high school business teacher) would sometimes get a summer job at the grocery store.

  2. catlady1

    catlady1 GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    Thank you, Darkeforce!

  3. cdward

    cdward said, over 5 years ago

    My son had a bit of a shock when he went to a local church fair and was served a hamburger by his assistant principal.

  4. cdward

    cdward said, over 5 years ago

    I have the utmost respect for teachers – especially in our state where the schools rank among the best in the nation. They are worth more than every penny we pay them. If we were paid for what we contribute to society, we’d take away a lot of money from CEOs, Wall Street types, bankers, and sports idols and pour it into our teachers.

  5. neatslob

    neatslob said, over 5 years ago



  6. Avolunteer

    Avolunteer GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    add in the over paid actors/actresses and musicians and you’ll have that one right!

  7. ilsapadu

    ilsapadu said, over 5 years ago

    The teachers across the street from me work in the yard and fish in summer. They love it.

  8. Vice Admiral Allan

    Vice Admiral Allan GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    I don’t know about where you’re all from, but in Ontario, teachers make a decent wage. Elementary (gr. 1-8) make $37,043 to $62,625 with 4 years education. Also, with 6 years education is’t $42,258 to $73,472. That’s NOT a bad wage.
    However, I know several teachers who like to think they don’t make enough. So I tell them to be a security guard, working 40 hours a week for $11/hr or $22k/yr.

  9. jaeldid66

    jaeldid66 said, over 5 years ago

    Actually, I’d happily give up some of my pay to help build more schools and hire more teachers so that I have 20 in my class instead of 30-34

  10. sharon.montecalvo

    sharon.montecalvo said, over 5 years ago

    I’m an urban high school special ed. teacher and the department head. In the summer, I take about 2 weeks of required professional development. I also usually try to squeeze in a grad. level class (which I pay for). I usually accompany the seniors on college trips for about a week. I also hope to help plan and implement a transition program for incoming 9th graders this year. The rest of the time I spend planning for the coming year, meeting with my teachers, administrators, etc. Most of this is unpaid work, but I do it because I feel it’s important. I also try to spend some vacation time with my family. :) I’m not looking for a pat on the back here, just want people to know that many of us do not spend the summer at the beach with a frozen beverage.

  11. jadelovesjelly

    jadelovesjelly said, over 5 years ago

    It is really hardimagining teachers anywhere else but school. Which is why it was such a shock seeing my Social Studies teacher at church when I had never seen him there before. Also award cerimonies…

  12. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 5 years ago

    I come from a family of farmers, teachers and professionals. The key fact is teachers USED to be underpaid. Two generations ago, certainly they were underpaid. Now their pay is comparable to a chemist or engineer. Why is that so bad? Other professionals don’t get the free medical care (it’s a free ride in this state from what the teachers I know tell me) or dental for themselves and their families, or they get a high deductible like the Federal employee insurance.

  13. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 5 years ago

    The average class size in the U.S. is 20. When I was a kid if was 33 and the teachers did a much better job than now. It wasn’t the parents, either. The money part is interesting, though. You take the 10,000 per student that Oregon pays (11,000 in Portland) and despite that, it’s 33 students. The money does not go for the classrooms, put it that way.

  14. jim gamer

    jim gamer said, over 5 years ago

    What is normal ??

  15. snakemama

    snakemama said, over 5 years ago

    when i was in elementary school, i was always surprised to see my teachers at the grocery store or other places. i thought that teachers lived at school

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