I'll be making less money next year. Top that off with the fact that I can no longer move up on the salary scale unless I get a Ph.D., and for me, teaching is looking less and less like the "cash cow" so many in America seem to think it to be. Will I put in any fewer hours outside those required? Unlikely. Will I take on fewer responsibilities? No. Will I do less for my students with my own money. Huh-uh. I just can't in good conscience do those things. But I'll take a pay cut nonetheless.
How many of you would do the same?
Come spend time in my classroom for a week with me and then tell me how easy my job is and how a pay is in line. I dare ya. No, I DOUBLE DOG dare ya!