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  •  You obviously don't (11+ / 0-)

    understand pricing.

    If I develop a web ad, and that ad gets 8mil hits, you better believe my next ad will cost the client CONSIDERABLY more.

    Same if I build a website that gets them more business - I certainly WILL get paid more if I get them more sales.

    As for the bazillion dollars - tell that to Arianna Huffington. Or Mark Zuckerberg.

    You don't understand babysitting either - because most babysitters (and day care) charge PER CHILD.

    Teachers get paid regardless of how many kids are in their class. And I can tell you from experience - if there are more kids, the work increase EXPONENTIALLY.

    •  Not to mention most teachers have far more than 30 (4+ / 0-)
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      students per day. That's one or  one and a quarter classes in some districts.

      •  But it doesn't change the calculations (2+ / 0-)
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        mommyof3, sboucher

        If you assume the classes rotate and each teacher has 30 students in each class, then at the end of the day they're still paid $1.42 per kid per hour, and that's still a bargain.

        Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves. - William Pitt

        by Phoenix Rising on Tue Feb 22, 2011 at 01:18:49 PM PST

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    •  Yes, and if If you look at it from managment's (2+ / 0-)
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      Eikyu Saha, sboucher

      side.  If I take that teacher (salary fixed) room (fixed cost) etc, and distribute those costs over 40 students rather than 20, I just halved my cost per unit.  Let's pack in 50 or 60!!!  Why I should get a huge bonus since i saved all that money.

    •  Heh, the work doesn't increase exponentially (0+ / 0-)

      Teaching two kids is not more than twice as hard as teaching one kid.

      And if you do away with an hourly rate and replace it with a rate per child, the actual amount made by teachers will be relatively unchanged. The market drives the prices being paid to teachers. If teachers really earned this much, I'd want to be a teacher. Everyone would want to be a teacher, and collectively, we would bid down the wage rate.

      Try looking at things another way.

      by atheistben on Thu Mar 03, 2011 at 12:06:27 PM PST

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