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  •  Your sister sounds like a wonderful teacher, (7+ / 0-)

    and you are quite accurate about the extra hours, that many people seem to be unaware of but family members of teachers know.  Juggling work and family time during the school year is a real issue for teachers with kids.  

    Teacher's kids actually get drafted A LOT for afterschool "helping out" in their parents' rooms or around the school.  My son usually helps me out for at least an hour afterschool setting up labs, washing glassware, moving tables, cleaning animal cages as I do copying, grading, attending parent meetings etc.  He's a good fellow and also gets drafted to move tables for afterschool events or set up for musical events.  

    And, it's true that single teachers do often get tagged for extra work since they don't have families ... It's not fair, at all, but there's no money for extra-curricular activities or over-time for support services, so everyone is pitching in to do more and more. Sigh.

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    by bkamr on Mon Nov 28, 2011 at 02:35:32 AM PST

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