Are you sick of highly paid teachers?

(I found this on Facebook, I have no idea where it originated)

Teachers’ hefty salaries are driving up taxes, and they only work 9 or10 months a year! It’s time we put things in perspective and pay them for what they do – babysit! We can get that for less than minimum wage.

That’s right. Let’s give them $3.00 an hour and only the hours they worked; not any of that silly planning time, or any time they spend before or after school. That would be $19.50 a day (7:45 to 3:00 PM with 45 min. off for lunch and plan– that equals 6 1/2 hours).

Each parent should pay $19.50 a day for these teachers to baby-sit their children. Now how many students do they teach in a day…maybe 30? So that’s $19.50 x 30 = $585.00 a day. However, remember they only work 180 days a year!!! I am not going to pay them for any vacations. LET’S SEE…. That’s $585 X 180= $105,300 per year.

What about those special education teachers and the ones with Master’s degrees? Well, we could pay them minimum wage ($7.75), and just to be fair, round it off to $8.00 an hour. That would be $8 X 6 1/2 hours X 30 children X 180 days = $280,800 per year. Wait a minute — there’s something wrong here! There sure is!

The average teacher’s salary (nation wide) is $50,000. $50,000/180 days = $277.77/per day/30 students=$9.25/6.5 hours = $1.42 per hour per student–a very inexpensive baby-sitter and they even EDUCATE your kids!) WHAT A DEAL!!!!

The Beginning of the End

Weight: 280 BMI: 39.16 Fat: 35-38%

The Beginning of the End of my fat ass!

I am 32 years old and have been gaining and losing weight for about 20 of those years. So, for all intensive purposes I have had a weight problem for my adult life. I have tried many diets including Body for Life, Get with the Program, etc. I found that a mix of these ideals is essential for it all to work. Starting today I joined a gym. I find that I will not work out when I am at home and the outdoors are too random. The gym, although costly, will hopefully coerce me to continue. My goals are to be fit for once and for all. As far as a weight, my first goal is 230 lbs by 10/22 (my birthday). My main goal is to reach a body fat between 10 and 20%. To do this I have to lose about 12% of my fat which, based on a guess of 180lb lean mass, means I have to get to roughly 200 lbs. At 1.5 lbs per week I should hit 200-210 lbs by this time next year.