Money Makers

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According to Salary.com, the median salary for an elementary school teacher in Los Angeles is just over $60,000. The average police officer makes less than $50,000.

Now compare teaching the next generation and keeping our streets crime-free to the 20 to 30 million dollars that some celebrities make per movie.

Is something completely backwards?

My sister is a teacher. I’m positive she would be the first person to tell you that teaching is a lot harder than $60,000 worth. And it’s a disgrace about police officers! They put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe. We have family friends whose son is a police officer in Pomona, a crime-ridden city just outside of Los Angeles. But he, like my sister, didn’t choose his profession to become a millionaire.

Maybe sister or our friend can’t cry on command like celebrities (actually she can, which got me in trouble many a time as kids), but aren’t their jobs more valuable than memorizing lines?

5 thoughts on “Money Makers

      • No need to apologize for your post. Teachers and folks who forego huge salaries to serve others are the foundation of our society. What’s bothered me most is how they are then vilified when they ask for a meager raise or better benefits. And it’s such hard hard work, and often thankless. But the difference they make is orders of magnitude greater than others. Ooo, is this getting rant-y? Sorry. Thanks for letting me share. 🙂

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