I Just Hope She’s Not a Math Teacher
There was quite an interesting dust-up in New Jersey yesterday when the governor responded to teacher Rita Wilson’s complaint that she wasn’t getting paid adequately for her education and experience:
… borough teacher Rita Wilson, a Kearny resident, argued that if she were paid $3 an hour for the 30 children in her class, she’d be earning $83,000, and she makes nothing near that.
“You’re getting more than that if you include the cost of your benefits,” Christie interrupted.
When Wilson, who has a master’s degree, said she was not being compensated for her education and experience, Christie said:
“Well, you know then that you don’t have to do it.” Some in the audience applauded.
The Washington Examiner’s Mark Hemingway updates the story today. Looks as though Ms. Wilson’s being overpaid, according to her own calculations:
Hmm. Well, based on this PDF from the Rutherford, New Jersey Board of Education— it looks like Ms. Wilson makes a salary of $86,389.