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Teachers: underpaid sitters?

Prompted by an article in the Honolulu Advertiser concerning the Hawaiian schoolteachers and their drive to acquire an adequate salary for their labors, I submit a similar plan for those Utah parents who regard the teaching profession as nothing but "trained baby sitter."

Ponder this: Only pay the teachers a baby sitter's wages; $3.50 an hour seems reasonable for six hours of just "sitting." Cost $21 per child. There are at least 25 children in each class, 21x25 = $525 per day x 22 teaching days per month = $11,550 x 9 months = $103,950 per year.

Sounds reasonable to me! Hey out there, anyone want to be a professional "baby-sitting" teacher? The salary could be great.

Leo J. Lee

Springville