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Letter to the editor: Treat our teachers like professionals
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From Brett Condon Brodhead To the editor: The average worker, working 40 hours per week, works 2,080 hours per year, less 48 hours for paid holidays and 40 hours for at least one week's vacation pay, or about 2,000 hours, most with paid breaks. It might surprise some to know that the average public school teacher works hundreds of hours more per year including after-school hours in planning, preparation, grading, after-school activities and community events, and attending professional development courses, which they pay travel and tuition expenses, in the thousands of dollars, themselves, to keep their license current. So much for the myth of teachers having "summers off."

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