Why Do Paras Earn Low Wages

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I have to agree with paras earning low wages. At Kankakee School District, paraeducators’s earnings are based on grades; therefore, for the a Grade 1, a new para would start at $12.08 hourly with full benefits, which in my opinion is very under paid for all the responsibilities that a para must perform in their jobs. Also, another factor that paraeducators perform is depending on grade and type of students that a para will be working with may entail minor medical procedures or changing a child’s clothing due to accidents such as wetting or soiling their clothes. The environment for paras is always an ongoing cycle with something new or challenging each day and no day is the same. In addition, in some circumstances, the para will teach a lesson
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