Wednesday, January 7, 2015

SBAC scoring for minimum wage


Last night I received a January, 2015 CCSS Update from the fine state of California. Front and center in this update is an announcement of an Opportunity to Participate; they are seeking teachers who are interested in scoring the constructed responses and performance tasks on the SBAC in Spring of 2015. It even came with a link to an exciting flyer.

If you look closely, however, you will see something crazy. It's an offer your can't can't refuse: $13 an hour to grade papers.
To put this into perspective: San Francisco recently passed a law that will raise minimum wage to $15 by 2015. That's right...teachers are being asked to work for less than minimum wage to score SBAC.

Is this really the way to go? Not for me. Maybe I'll try babysitting instead.