Originally posted by onlineidiot1994:It does vary from state to state. What is the additional 3 years of education for?
Typically. more education means more money/job opportunities.
Wisconsin is/was one of the states making high wages from what I understand. Their retirement is what the issue was. It was really out of line
From what I understand he passed a law that cut back a ton of the retirement benefits, and it also attacked the collective bargaining rights of public-sector employess. (I.e. teachers unions)Let me ask you this. If a math major could make more in the financial sector, why is he teaching?
Because he likes it more?Yeah, and the state of Wisconsin showed they supported Governor Walker’s reigning in pensions that the state couldn’t afford.
Yeah, those working in the private sector who were least effected by the bill were the strongest supporters of it. Funny how that works, isn’t it?
You guys do realize that teachers often require a bachelor’s or even master’s degree (for specialists), that’s at least four years of schooling, so what’s wrong with them getting a good job?
This is true in every occupation. Education doesn’t just mean schooling either, it can be experience as well. Some would call this on the job training. I know in my occupation (the second one) I went to school to learn the basics of drafting and then through experience tuned what I had learned. With what I new from my first occupation (electrician), doing some home remodeling on my own, etc., all added to my knowledge.
Teaching is an honorable profession and some are really good at it. It can’t all be learned in school though. Much of it comes from the same on the job experiences as my profession.
Governor Walker had to pass the law as the retirement benefits were out of hand and unaffordable. These benefits were paid by the taxpayer and when it becomes such a burden that it can’t be paid for, bad things happen.
It is the same with the public sector bargaining. How much money is enough? Like I said above, It is an honorable profession, but no more honorable than many other professions that make less money.
You got my meaning about the math major. He wanted to teach, to pass on his knowledge. Most teachers are this way and it sounds like your family is the same. Don’t get me wrong, I believe a person should make a comfortable wage for the work they do. I’m just saying, most working people never get rich at what they do.
Those working in the private sector are not all college graduates and make much less than your parents profession, yet they are required to pay in the system just like others. The taxpayer is supporting all of the government, not just education. It becomes a burden on them and this must be understood.
There is nothing wrong with a person who has a degree getting a good job. That is what getting a degree is all about. What I’m trying to explain is that we can’t just throw money at this or that group and decide they should make more money than all of the other groups. Even with my degree I was limited in how much money I could extract from my employers. Of course I wanted more, but sometimes they weren’t willing to give it to me.