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Underpaid Teacher
教师的烦恼

HOPKINS
For some of our nation's most important workers, there is a major disconnect between pay and priorities. Many teachers and firefighters are struggling just to make a living. While there may be a renewed sense of heroism for the nation's firefighters, they are not compensated for the potential risks that they face daily. And teaching is one of the lowest paying among white-collar professionals. Fred Katayama has more on America's most underpaid.
霍普金斯
对于我们国家某些最重要的劳动者来说,薪水和优先政策脱节很严重。许多教师和救火队员的辛劳仅能糊口。虽然人们对于国家的消防员有了一种全新的英雄主义情结,但是消防员并没有因为每天要面对的潜在的危险而受到补偿。教学是白领从业者中薪水最低的一个职业。佛瑞德·片山将详细报道美国报酬最低的劳动者的情况。

FRED KATAYAMA, CNN CORRESPONDENT
Teaching is no 9-to-5 job. Don O'Neil leaves the house he shares with his sister's family and arrives at Weaver High in Hartford by 7. To connect with inner-city students, the science teacher helps coach the football team and he advises students, meets with parents and grades paper.
佛瑞德·片山,CNN特派记者
教学不是朝九晚五式的工作。唐·奥尼尔早上离开与其姐姐合住的家,他7点钟就要赶到哈特福德的韦弗中学。为了同来自城里低收入家庭的学生密切联系,这位理科教师不仅辅导橄榄球,还要为学生提供咨询,同学生家长会面,阅卷打分。


DONALD O'NEIL, SCIENCE TEACHER
When the bell goes on, you're on stage. Your actor, psychologist, instructor, parent, social worker, and you've to do it five or six periods a day, five days a week, regardless of how you feel.
唐纳德· 奥尼尔,理科教师
铃声一响,你就站在讲台。不管你感受如何,你是演员、心理学家、导师、父母和社会工作者,你必须每天上5至6堂课,每周工作5天。

KATAYAMA
For all of this, the 50-year-old, six-year veteran gets paid just $36,000, even though his state ranks third highest in teacher pay. His paycheck shrank by a third when he switched careers from managing a paint store to managing students. To make end's meet, he teaches night and summer school as well. Teachers just don't make the grade when it comes to pay. The average teacher earns roughly $43,000 a year. Adjusted for inflation, their salaries have risen less than a 1/3 of a percent per year during the last decade, despite the economic boom. And the pay gap between teachers and other professions keeps growing. For example, accountants make 22 percent more than teachers today, double the gap nine years ago.
片山
对于这位年过半百、有6年经验的老教师来说,这一切的报酬是年薪3.6万美元,虽然他所在的州在教师报酬方面排名第三。当他从管理一个油漆店转行管学生,他的薪水缩水1/3。为了维持生计,他还在夜校和暑期班教课。在薪水方面教师被打入了另类。教师平均每年赚4.3万美元。虽然在过去的10年中经济繁荣,但排除通货膨胀的因素,教师的薪水每年增加不到0.3%。教师和其他职业的报酬差距还在不断增加。例如,会计目前比教师多拿22%的工资,是9年前差距的两倍。

DOUGLAS HARRIS, ECONOMIC POLICY INST.
Education spending has grown somewhat over the years, although not as quickly as most people think it has. A lot of the new money is going into special education, which tend to have smaller class sizes, which means you end up hiring more teachers instead of paying the teachers you have more.
道格拉斯·哈里斯,经济政策研究院教育
拨款增长虽然不如大多数人所认为的那么快,但在过去几年中的确有所增加。许多新增钱款投入到特殊教育中,这种趋势是班级人数较少,这意味着必须雇用更多的教师,而不是给现有的教师更多的工资。

KATAYAMA
Last year, more than 200 teachers in New Jersey broke state law by striking over pay and benefits. That landed them in jail.
片山
去年有200多名教师在新泽西违法游行抗议工资和待遇。结果他们被关进监牢。

O'NEIL
(INAUDIBLE) ...go no where, that's the whole point of this.
奥尼尔
何去何从,这是关键所在。

KATAYAMA
Teaching is an emotionally demanding job and teachers often get little respect.
片山
教学是需要全心投入的工作,但教师却经常没有得到应有的尊重。

O'NEIL
Don't forget this, too.
奥尼尔
这一点也不该被忘掉。

KATAYAMA
Yet, O'Neil won't give up the chalk talk for anything else.
片山
但是奥尼尔不会放弃他的粉笔生涯,去改做任何其他事情。

O'NEIL
I get a lot more back, that's what it is, I think. I'll be teaching a class and a kid will pop in and go, hey, you know, I really miss you.
奥尼尔
我认为,事实上我获得了更多的回报。我教一个班的学生,孩子进来又走了。嗨,我真的会想念你们。

KATAYAMA
His colleague, who teaches health, could earn six figures with his medical degree, but finds joy in teaching kids.
片山
他有一个教保健卫生的同事,本来可以凭着医学学位拿6位数的年薪,但是他更喜欢教孩子。

DR. KELSON, HEALTH TEACHER
The way medicine is being practiced now, being so managed, I found out that through education, I'm getting a lot done.
克尔森医生,健康学教师
现今行医受到许多约束,但是教学上我可以完成很多工作。

KATAYAMA
They'll have to keep banking on emotional rewards, not financial, given the slow economy, their paychecks aren't likely to get fatter any time soon.
片山
由于经济增长缓慢,他们不得不相信精神的回报,而不是物质的,他们的工资不会很快有所增长。

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