Oh dear CallMeAl. You suggested that teachers aren't doing anything Speshal by working outside of school hours? Because it's not like anyone else does that. Lol!
In my state as a tracher, which i now am, you get paid $80K in the state system, once you've done the job for 4 years. Don't tell me you're hard done by on that money if once a term you have to work the typical hours of an actual professional. I've had a real job, and it sucks. You should try it, and then see how much you love teaching.
No one claimed teachers were doing anything Speshul. Just stating a fact. Full time teachers find it no easier to juggle part time kinder/pre-school than the rest of the full time working population. Because they also work full time hours, not school hours.
Which state gets $80K in the state system after 4 years? I'd like to work there - I'll only be getting $66K next year.
Teaching is a real job but given your ability to express yourself here, I'm not sure you're really doing it well, if at all.