Saturday, May 4, 2013

RE: Lack of Reading

Posted on Sat, May 4, 2013 at 8:24 AM

To the person who says teachers are lazy - you're kidding, right? All this
because you were asked to read with your child? Yes, teachers get paid for
that summer "break," but only because most schools prorated teachers'
annual salary to space it evenly through the year. That and to find a
teacher who actually takes the summer off is a rarity these days. Most
teachers work 60 to 80 hours a week, even though they're only paid for 40.
Grading and lesson planning takes time, ya know? Let's do the the math,
shall we? The average person works 40 hours a week. That multiplied by 50
(two weeks of vacation) is 2000 hours a year- WOW! But 70 (the average
number of hours trackers work weekly) multiplied by 36 (the number of weeks
in a school year) is 2520 hours a year- what slackers! I won't even touch
the lack of pride you have displayed in your child's work or the fact that
preparing the youth of today to be contributing members of society tomorrow
is a team effort. Now sit down, and enjoy a good book with your child!


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