24 Learning: November 2007

24 Learning

Friday, November 23, 2007



Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Free Rice

Have a look at this website if you want something to challenge your children (and yourself) that also has a positive benefit. The link above takes you to the totals page which has some incredible statistics showing how something like this can take off. Fun to play and you are helping address world hunger! What more can you ask for?

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Teacher Salaries in Perspective


Their hefty salaries are driving up taxes, and they only work nine or ten months a year! It's time we put things in perspective and pay them for what they do... baby-sit!

We can get that for less than minimum wage. That is right. I would give them $3.00 dollars an hour and only the hours they worked, not any of that silly planning time.

That would be $19.50 a day (7:45 AM to 4:00 PM with 45 min. off for lunch).

Each parent should pay $19.50 a day for these teachers to baby-sit their children.

Now, how many do they teach in a day... maybe 30? So that's 19.5 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 must need batteries!)

What about those special teachers and the ones with master's degrees? Well, we could pay them minimum wage just to be fair, round it off to $7.00 an hour. That would be $7 times 6-1/2 hours times 30 children times 180 days =$245,700.00 per year.

Wait a minute, there is something wrong here!

There sure is, duh!

(Average teacher salary $50,000/180 days = $277per day/30 students = $9.23/6.5 hours = $1.42 per hour per student.) Very inexpensive babysitter and they even educate your kids! Crazy!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

This is the tool I was looking for to power the Run to Meet You project. It is just brilliant for tracking a trip. Well worth looking at. We are nearly in Palmerston North so we will be looking for somewhere else to run to. Any takers?

Wedding map to share with guests
CommunityWalk Map - Run to meet you