Here is a list of a few duties a teacher's assistant does in the state of Louisiana.
Change diapers and sanitary napkins (pads); tube feed; spoon feed; lift children in and out of wheelchairs, some weighing way over two hundred pounds.
Stays with the students when a teacher is out of the classroom, which is very often; catheterize.
We are also are slapped, pinched, our hair pulled, and at times verbally abused. We are paid less than a bus driver who may work up to an a hour a day.