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soaking-it-in:

theatlantic:

Why Are Private-School Teachers Being Paid Less Than Public-School Teachers?

Private school teachers make way less than public school teachers. Average salaries are nearly $50,000 for public, and barely $36,000 for private. That’s not just a gap. It’s a chasm.
Teacher compensation has become a key part of the public debate over American schools. U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan has sounded the war-horns for higher salaries. New Jersey governor Chris Christie wrestles with unions over benefits. When she was chancellor of the D.C. public school system, Michelle Rhee fought to remake teacher pay scales, en route to becoming the most divisive figure in American education. And whatever your agenda, the salary gap between public and private threatens to rewrite the storyline. If public schools pay too little, why do privates pay even less? On the other hand, with better-paying public-school jobs available, why do so many teachers accept lower salaries in order to go private?
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Interesting. I make between $2k-$3k less in private school than I would in public school. However, considering most all of my class materials are paid for, my PD is paid for, my lunch is free every day, I have many opportunities to earn extra money on the side at school, and I have less paperwork/red tape to work through, I think the monetary tradeoff is worth it.

soaking-it-in:

theatlantic:

Why Are Private-School Teachers Being Paid Less Than Public-School Teachers?

Private school teachers make way less than public school teachers. Average salaries are nearly $50,000 for public, and barely $36,000 for private. That’s not just a gap. It’s a chasm.

Teacher compensation has become a key part of the public debate over American schools. U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan has sounded the war-horns for higher salaries. New Jersey governor Chris Christie wrestles with unions over benefits. When she was chancellor of the D.C. public school system, Michelle Rhee fought to remake teacher pay scales, en route to becoming the most divisive figure in American education. And whatever your agenda, the salary gap between public and private threatens to rewrite the storyline. If public schools pay too little, why do privates pay even less? On the other hand, with better-paying public-school jobs available, why do so many teachers accept lower salaries in order to go private?

Read more. [Image: Warner Brothers]

Interesting. I make between $2k-$3k less in private school than I would in public school. However, considering most all of my class materials are paid for, my PD is paid for, my lunch is free every day, I have many opportunities to earn extra money on the side at school, and I have less paperwork/red tape to work through, I think the monetary tradeoff is worth it.

theyuniversity

Anonymous asked:

Can iiregardless and regardless be used interchangeably?

theyuniversity answered:

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Regardless is a legitimate word that every single person on earth acknowledges as a valid word.

Irregardless, on the other hand, is an informal variant of regardless. It can be viewed as the illegitimate child of irrespective and regardless

If you use irregardless (especially in your writing), you will incur the wrath of many people who will be more than happy to point out that irregardless is an “uneducated” word. (Some people even put irregardless on the same level of formality and legitimacy as ain’t, i.e., not very high.)

So again, the answer to your question is a resounding 

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Simply use regardless or irrespective, look smart, and move on.

Cheers.