Monthly Archives: October 2011


Teachers’ hefty salaries are driving up taxes, and they only work 9 or 10 months per year! It’s time we put things into perspective and pay them for what they do – babysit!

We can get that for 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. (Hold on! My calculator needs new batteries). 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 and undo the damage that YOU caused!) WHAT A DEAL!!!!

Make a teacher smile; re-post this to show appreciation for all educators ♥



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Howdy Folks,

I realize that this isn’t the normal post, but, for all you New Yorker’s out there….

Please take the two seconds and vote in the News 12 Haunted House Poll.  Nyctophobia and Gateway’s Haunted Playhouse of Horrors favorites of Tales of Substitution, and they should be the TOP TWO.

Do. It. Now.

Please and thank you.


Ms. Sub

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It’s October people.  The month of Halloween, the month of pumpkin picking, the beginning of that true fall season feeling, and it’s also Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Let’s teach our children, our daughters and our sons, about this disease, so that hopefully one day we will find a cure.

Click here to find out how you can help.  All it takes is a second!


Ms. Sub

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Some of you may remember my dear friend, Ms. L, from previous posts.  Last year, she was a student teacher.  THIS year, she has joined the ranks of substitutes. 

Picture it…

It’s her first day of subbing.

She was teaching a wood shop class.

She was helping a student cut a piece of plywood.

The student released the plywood….and….BAM it hits her in the eye.

Welcome to the world  of substituting.  Ain’t it grand?


Ms. Sub

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Rest in Peace Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs died today. A legend, a genius, a modern-day Leonardo DaVinci.  The world will forever be changed by his ideas, and it most certainly was a life cut too short.

Help fight the fight on Pancreatic Cancer today.


Ms. Sub

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I have a student who came to his first session class. By second session class, he was missing. Panic ensued. Where was Tabitha? Where did she go?


Principal calls the mother to let her know. Mother’s response? I don’t care what you have to do to get her back in school. Call the cops, whatever. I. DON’T. CARE. (Hence the problem with Tabitha).

Principal calls Tabitha’s cell phone….AND SHE PICKS UP. Where is she?


Really kids?

Ms. Sub

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Hard work? Who cares…

In the disaster district, there is a biology teacher.  He has been with the school district for three years, giving his time, love, and dedication to the district.

Technically, he was only a “teacher’s assistant”, but let me tell you, he put in more time than half of the tenured teachers at the school.


There was a probationary biology position, for a teacher had to take an unexpected leave.

One would expect that it would go to this stellar teacher, or, should the administrations persona and said teacher not jive, it would certainly go to one of the THREE PERMANENT SUBSTITUTES THAT HAVE BEEN WORKING IN THE DISTRICT FOR THREE YEARS…right?


The administration squad hired an entirely new person, a person out of district.

Loyalty is dead.


Ms. Sub

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