Don’t forget – many U.S. teachers work for 10 months out of the year. Now they’re given the option to spread their (meager) salary over 12 months. Back in my Dad’s time, it was 2 months without pay.
The bank doesn’t accept “I’m a teacher” as a reason why you didn’t pay your mortgage for 2 months.
Also, someone broke down the numbers & teachers are paid less than babysitters. Check it out: https://m.dailykos.com/stories/2011/02/22/948224/-Are-you-sick-of-highly-paid-teachers