Teachers from New York and California have been pouring in to sugar daddy websites, like “seeking.com,” in order to stay out of debt. According to Breitbart News, “Over 450 of New York City’s teachers are attempting to “achieve the lifestyle” that allows them to pay their rent. That still places them behind California for desperate educators, but just ahead of Texas and Florida’s strapped scholars. Teachers with a bachelor’s degree start at $57,000, while a master’s will only improve that to about $63,000.” This is substantially below the $65,000 median household income of New York, and that coupled with the required education to make that much money creates an uphill battle to stay out of debt.
While this story may sound amusing, it should be understood that these are the adults charged with instilling morals and ethics into the brains of your children. In fact, over the 12 years they will spend in school, kids will spend more waking hours with teachers than they will with their parents. While many will say “what teachers do in their private lives is their own business” the reality is that’s not totally true. Those tasked with raising the next generation of Americans and instilling morals, ethics, and understanding of right and wrong should be held to a higher standard, the same way those that protect freedom and police our streets are held too. And as for what teachers do outside of the classroom not being a point of contention, just ask a conservative teacher that works in a liberal school in New York if they were hassled by their school administrators if their social media depicted them as being a supporter of the Second Amendment or of President Trump. I think you’ll see it didn’t go so well for them.