Originally Posted by VAChief
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).
I asked the question because I dont know. As I stated, I dont want to make assumptions.
The teacher at my youngster's school, the one I was referring to, gets volunteer parents to grade the students work. In fact they get volunteer parents to unstack the chairs in the morning, to help pass out tests, to bring them dinner during parent teacher conferences, its amazing what they ask the parents to do.