Let me start off with these admissions:
1: I am not, nor will ever be a teacher. Not on your life. Hitler and Stalin will be riding sleds and having snowball fights in hell before that happens.
2: I do not now, nor have ever lived in Oklahoma
3: I do not have Bachelor Degree, Masters Degree or a PHD. I dropped out of college after two years with no student debt.
Some of the most influential people in my life were teachers.
I owe some teacher more than I could ever repay (especially to the ones that are dead).
However. I think we are overlooking an issue here.
How have we let college students graduate with bachelors, masters and phd's when they have no idea of how to shop or or negotiate a job?
Seriously, who spends the amount of money that it costs to get a degree and then accepts a $24,000 a year job, with your only hope for a raise being a politician's promise?
Where does this make any financial sense?
- A bachelor's degree program in education typically ranges from $25,000 at state universities to$100,000 or more at private universities. According to a 2010 report by College Board , the average tuition and fees were $7,605 per year for in-state tuition or $19,595 for out-of-state tuition at public colleges and universities. This equals an average cost of $30,400 (resident) or $78,400 (non-resident) for a four-year bachelor's degree, not including room and board, which averages an extra $8,545 per year.