Originally Posted by chiefforlife
Do the Teachers work 8:30 to 4:00? I would really like to know so I dont make assumptions...
Do you assume a football coach works two hours a week? How much time do you think it takes to plan and then assess 6 hours of instruction a day? This is especially true for math and literacy where instruction needs to be incredibly fluid (based on the student's individual needs and developmental ability).
Competent teachers, not even great teachers need to work all the time to keep up (including planning and professional development in the summer).