Thursday, May 22, 2008

Another Dilemma

So summer school registration is way down. One of my classes was canceled (only one student) and the other only has six (it was capped at 20).

Not surprisingly, I love the small class. Already. But, when enrollment in a summer school class is below 16, we're paid on a scale. With six students, I'll earn around $800. Here's the problem. I drive probably 70 miles round trip per day. That's a tank of gas per week, which is approximately $60. Factor in tax and the chunk of money Louisiana Teacher's Retirement will take and I don't know if it's worth it financially.

Really, it's not a dilemma because today by five is the last day to add and I didn't warn my students. If I back out now, they wouldn't have time to add another class in the place of this one.

But grrrr.


RageyOne said...

What a quandry.

Brian said...

Man, that scale stuff is crap. The only thing you're spending less time on is grading, so it's not like you're getting a tremendous break. You're prepping the same, commuting the same, lecturing the same, spending the same time in the office--that just seems like a rip.

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