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How do the schools do it?

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We truly wonder this.

We have several friends who teach in Jewish Schools (English Department)

Now some of them do it because they have no wish to go to college, others are in the middle of doing so, and even some more of them do it because they want to teach and they at least get some money.

Now these women have to endure the following every school year

1) Beg for a raise
2) Realize that by the time they can make more than $25,000 where they work they will more than likely be over 35 years old.
3) Not get paid more than Rabbis who teach Hebrew Subjects
4) Deal with Bosses who double talk and only talk to them towards the end of the year about a new one year contract for the following year knowing that it would be harder for them to find a new school if they don’t like the terms

It’s disgraceful. Do you want to know how much the average women teacher makes for english subjects? 10k. It’s true. Assistants make around 5k. Most teachers barely make more than that and many of them make less to begin with. If they are lucky they get a 500 – 1000 dollar raise a year. A YEAR. Next time, go ahead and think about where your tuition money is going and why is it that the teachers get paid so little to have to deal and try to get some knowledge into your kids head.


Written by frombrooklyn

July 2, 2007 at 2:27 AM

Posted in Pay, Schooling, Teachers, Tuition

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  1. The Jewish schools treat the Hebrew Morahs the same way. Low pay (a lot less than a Rebbe) and almost no benefits to do the same work as a man!


    July 2, 2007 at 11:33 PM

  2. They even do it to the english male teachers. Pay them low, treat them worse than Rabbis, etc. Its sad. Many boys yeshivas dont care two licks about the english truthfully. There is no reason why the boys cant learn as well as the girls.


    July 3, 2007 at 4:21 AM

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