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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Why I Should Be A "BabySitter" Instead of a Teacher

Just thinking, and I know this has been done before.

Let's say I quit teaching, because I can't take the government indoctrination programming of our nation's children anymore.

I currently have 135 students, each for 55 minutes a day.  I couldn't do that anymore.  Too many kids.

But let's say, I contracted out with the parents of 25 students, and charged the low end of the current babysitter rate of $8 an hour. (I'm over 17 years of age).

I would do more than babysit.  I would teach them, like most day care centers.  I would keep them from 8:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M., the same time as school.

Here are the numbers:

  • 7.5 hours a day
  • 180 days a year
  • 25 students a day
  • $8 an hour per student

180 days x 7.5 a day = 1350 hours a year (nothing changes here from what I do now)

1350 hours a yr x $8/hr = $10,800 a year per student (that seems like a lot of money, but it is the going rate)

$10,800 x 25 students = $270,000 a year of income (that's a couple dollars more than I make now)

I'll buy them lunch each day.  Let's estimate $5 a day.

$5 x 25 students = $125/day
$125/day x 180 days = $22,500/yr (more than I spend on food each decade now, but I have 25 more mouths to feed)

$270,000 - $22,500 = $247,500 income (still a little more than I make as a teacher)

If money was my motivation, I would have to ask - Why am I still teaching?

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