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  • McAlister's Deli: Nominate your favorite teacher & nurse for a chance to win a FREE catering. Plus, nominees get a free tea (details)
    • Submit nomination by 5/6
  • Art Institute of Chicago: Illinois educators get free admission when they register online (details)
  • Kennedy Space Center: Teachers from Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands get a complimentary Educator Study Pass, which grants them free entrance to the Kennedy Space Center's Educator Resource Center (details)
  • SeaWorld Orlando: Complimentary SeaWorld Florida Teacher Card to all active and certified K-12 Florida grade school teachers w/ ID.me Verification
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  • Headspace: K-12 teachers and administrators receive free annual subscription to their service
  • Michael's: Extra 15% Off Purchase Including Sale Items
    • Must show valid educator ID. Some exclusions apply
  • Costco: Teachers can get a $30 Costco Shop card when they sign up as new members for a Costco membership online.
  • Insomnia Cookies: Free Cookie In-store (no purchase required), or free 6-pack with any $5 purchase (details, ends 5/9)
  • Sonic Drive-In: Free Large Slush, Soft Drink, Iced Tea or Limeade with purchase when you order online or in the Sonic App w/ promo code TEACHERS
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EVO Entertainment Cinemas – The regional theater chain is letting teachers in free for any movie they choose during Teacher Appreciation Week (May 3-7).

McAlister's Deli – Teachers can enjoy a free tea from May 3 to May 7 with a teacher badge or ID. Or, nominate your favorite teacher to win free catering.

The Parking Spot – Teachers can get 25% off airport parking through May 7, and 10% off thereafter. To take advantage of this deal, teachers should create an account with their school email address.

Vera Bradley – Teachers can score 25% off any order from May 3 to May 5.

AMC – Teachers can get over 35% off if they confirm their identity through ID.me.

Art Institute of Chicago – Illinois educators get free admission when they register online.

Cinemark – Register as a teacher with ID.me to land 20% off.

Cinepolis Cinemas – Teachers score up to 30% off after registering their identity through ID.me.

Gold's Gym – As a state-licensed teacher or professor employed by a private primary or secondary school, local education authority, or public or private university or college, you can get $5 off monthly dues, plus $0 enrollment and no contract.

iFly – Teachers can take 20% off a First Timer Flyer Package on Monday through Friday.
Kennedy Space Center – Teachers from Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands get a complimentary Educator Study Pass, which grants them free entrance to the Kennedy Space Center's Educator Resource Center (ERC).

Malco Theatres – After verifying their status through ID.me, teachers can get 20% off.
Marcus Theaters – Teachers score more than 25% off if they register with ID.me.

SeaWorld – Teachers in qualifying states can get a complimentary Teacher Fun Card that includes free admission and other benefits. Offer may vary by location.

Showcase Cinemas – Register as a teacher through ID.me to get up to 20% off.

Texas de Brazil – Teachers can get 20% off lunch and dinner with proof of ID. The offer is valid for tables of up to four.

The Dinner Detective – Teachers can save up to 15% off after verifying their identity through ID.me.

The Escape Game – Teachers can get up to 35% off after registering through ID.me.

Academic Superstore – Teachers, faculty and students can score up to 85% off software.

Adobe – Teachers and schools can get more than 60% off Creative Cloud.

CyberLink – Teachers and students can get up to 40% off software.

Headspace: K-12 teachers and administrators can get a free annual subscription to this mindfulness service.

Intuit – Teachers enjoy free QuickBooks Online for Accountants and ProConnect Tax Online software, plus access to free resources.

Liberty Mutual – Teachers are treated to discounted auto insurance and free special features.

McAfee – Teachers get a special discount 10-Device McAfee Total Protection when they verify their identity through ID.me.

Microsoft Store – Teachers, students and parents can receive 10% or more off select electronics and software, plus Office 365 for free.

NEA Magazine Service – Join the National Education Association to get up to 85% off popular magazines.

Roxio – Teachers can save 20% CD and DVD burning software with the academic discount.

SketchUp – Primary and secondary educators can apply for a free classic license, while higher education teachers can apply for a free subscription of SketchUp Studio.

Snagit – Up to 40% off with education pricing for students and teachers.

The New York Times – Faculty get 50% off digital and print subscriptions.

USA Today – Teachers get 45% off classroom subscriptions.

Wall Street Journal – Professors at participating colleges and universities can receive free access to the WSJ, in addition to benefit program and classroom tools.
Weight Crafters – This adult fitness and weight loss camp on the gulf coast of Florida, provides a percentage off stays for teachers on top of whatever specials may be going on.

School Supply Discounts
A.C. Moore – Teachers will receive 15% off their order when they create a Michaels Rewards account and verify their school information with a valid school-issued document, certificate or ID.

Dick Blick Art Supplies – Get low-cost art supplies by selecting the "Request Bid" button at check out and submitting your order to the bidding department.

DollarDays – Teachers can score 10% off on school supplies, plus free shipping on orders over $399.

Dramatist Play Service – Educators and other eligible teaching staff members of accredited grade schools, high schools and universities can save 10% off list price on purchases of 20 or more copies of DPS Acting Edition.

Various discounts on school supplies and decorations
GelPro – Teachers can take 25% off their online order.

JOANN – When teachers sign up for the Teacher Rewards Discount card, they'll receive 15% off every purchase.

Kiwi Crate – Teachers receive bulk discounts on single crates or subscriptions for the classroom.

LakeShore Learning – Teachers can take 15% off hundreds of in-store items after joining the LakeShore Learning Teacher's Club.

Michaels – Teachers will receive 15% off their order when they create a Michaels Rewards account and verify their school information with a valid school-issued document, certificate or ID.

Oriental Trading – Score discount teaching supplies.

Pencils.com – Teachers, administrators and other school officials can take 10% off all orders.

Pets in the Classroom – Apply for an educational grant to receive financial support to purchase and maintain a small animal in the classroom.

Sheetmusicplus.com – 8% rebate on classroom materials for teachers.

Staples – When educators join the Teachers Rewards program, they receive 5% back in rewards on all purchases made by Staples Rewards members who link to their account.

Office Depot – Members of the Star Teacher Program can get 15% off design, print and shop purchases in addition to 10% back in rewards on ink, toner and paper — and 1% back in rewards on nearly all other purchases.

Book Discounts
Barnes and Noble – Educators can save up to 20% on all purchases for classroom use.

Books-A Million – Teachers can apply for a BAM Educator's cart for 20% off any instore purchases, in addition to special savings and benefits during educator events.

Half Price Books – Educators and librarians can take 10% off their entire purchase with Educator Discount card.

Quail Ridge Books – Teachers and homeschoolers can get a free Reader's Club membership that includes 30% off hardcover New York Times Best Sellers, 21% off books for classroom use and a 10% discount on most items for personal use.

Scholastic Books – Teachers can receive free books after joining the Scholastic Book Club.

The Teacher Store – Educators can take up to 30% off books, planners and other resources.

Computers & Electronics Discounts
Abt – Land $50 off a purchase of $500 or more after verifying your teacher status.

Adorama – Educators at an accredited college-level film, photography, video, animation, graphic design, new media, or audio program, or high school teachers of approved programs can get special discounts after signing up for the Adorama Student and Educator Discount Program.

Apple.com – With Apple's Education Offer, teachers and students can get special education pricing on select products.

AT&T – Teachers can save on wireless service after registering online or in-store with an employee ID, pay stub less than 90 days old or employment letter.

Bose – U.S. educators can get special pricing on their order if they contact Bose.

Corel – Teachers can score up to 96% off retail price.

Garmin – Teachers can contact Garmin to apply for an educational discount.

Cobra Electronics – As a teacher, you can get 5% off if you verify your identity.

HP – Teachers can score 10% off refurbished computers and printers.

Lenovo – Teachers and college students can get an extra 5% off their entire purchase if they verify their identity with ID.me.

Samsung – With the Student & Educator Discount Program, you can take up to 30% off after signing up with a qualifying .edu address.

Sennheiser – Teachers can take 20% off headphones.

Sprint – Teachers and other education professionals get exclusive offers if they verify their eligibility.

Sonic Electronix – Verify your teacher status with ID.me to get 15% off premium brands.

Verizon – Teachers and their families get Unlimited plans from $30/line with four lines on Start Unlimited.

Western Digital Store – Get a discount voucher when you verify your teacher
status

Sprint – Teachers and other education professionals get exclusive offers if they verify their eligibility.

Apparel & Other Retail Discounts
23andMe – Educators get discounts on Ancestry Service or Health + Ancestry Service kits.

7 Point Naturals – Teachers get 20% off CBD products after verifying their identity through VerifyPass.

Adidas – After verifying their status through ID.me, teachers get 30% off.

Allform: – Verify your status as an educated on Allform's site to get a discount code for 25% off.

Alternative Apparel – Teachers receive 10% off all regular-priced purchases when they register their identity through ID.me.

Ashley Stewart – Teachers can get 10% off if they register through ID.me.

Baby Tula – Teachers can get 15% off when they register through ID.me.

Backcountry.com – Verify your teacher status with ID.me to land 20% off outdoor apparel and accessories.

Belk – Every Tuesday, teachers can take an extra 20% off, or 15% off home and shoes at participating stores.

Best Brilliance – Teachers get 10% off if they sign up through ID.me.

Birch Living – Verify your status as an educator on Birch Living's site to get 15% off your order.

BN3TH – After verifying eligibility through ID.me, teachers can get 20% off men's underwear.

Bonobos – Teachers get 20% off after verifying with your teacher ID through SheerID.

Bookmans – Get 20% off when you sign up for Project:Educate.

Brooklyn Bedding – Eligible teachers can get 25% off, plus free shipping after verifying their identity with ID.me .

CanvasChamp – Take 5% off after verifying your identity.

Chaco – Verify your teacher status with ID.me to get 20% off footwear.

Champion – Current and retired teachers get 10% off.

Clarks – Teachers who register through ID.me get 10% off.

Cole Haan – Teachers get 15% off full-price and sale items online if they register with a valid .edu email address.

Columbia – Teachers get 10% off if they register with ID.me.

ContactsDirect – Teachers can get 20% off, plus free shipping.

CoolFrames.com – Teachers can get an extra 5% off if they register their identity through ID.me.

Costco – Teachers can get a $30 Costco Shop card when they sign up as new members for a Costco membership online.

Crocs – Teachers can take 15% off full-priced styles after verifying their status with SheerID.

Curious Chef – Teachers, counselors and other educational facilitators can get 30% off all purchases over $100 for verified food education programs that demonstrate a need to order products in bulk.

Dagne Dover – Teachers can take 20% off after registering through ID.me.

Dansko – As a member of the American Federal of Teachers, you can get 20% off shoes.

DC Shoes – After verifying eligibility, teachers can get a 15% discount.

Eagle Creek – Teachers score 20% off travel bags, duffels and more.

Eastern National Parks Stores – With a valid ID, teachers can get 15% off purchases at park stores or online. This offer may not be used towards entry fees.

ELECTRIC – Teachers can land 50% off sunglasses after verifying their teacher status

Ergobaby – Teachers can get 20% off if they confirm their identity through ID.me.

Eyeconic – Use the promo code EDU10 to unlock the teachers' discount and get 10% off.

E-Z UP – Teachers get 30% off.

FitFlop – Verify your teacher status with ID.me to score 25% off footwear.

Gaiam – Teachers get 50% off most products.

GiftBasketsOverseas – Teachers can get 10% off any order to a serviced country after verifying their identity.

Glasses.com – Teachers get 60% off lenses with free shipping after registering with ID.me.

GORUCK – Teachers get 15% off after verifying employment through GovX.

Home Chef – As a teacher, you can score special discounts on custom meal delivery services.

Home Depot – Teachers can apply for a Home Depot Tax ID to get discounts on eligible purchases for the classroom made with school funds.

Fat Brain Toys – Teachers can get 10% off all purchases, plus special offers after joining the Extra Credit program.

GhostBed – Teachers can take 30% off an entire order after verifying their identity with ID.me.

Hanes – Current and retired teachers get 10% off online with a maximum discount of $10 per order.

Helix Sleep – Teachers get 15% off on all products.

Hylete– Teachers score 15% off after verifying their eligibility with ID.me.

I-Blason – Teachers can get 25% off after confirming their identity through ID.me.

JackThreads – Teachers can get 15% off.

JanSport – The backpack and bag brand is offering 20% off to teachers. See more details and verify your teacher ID through SheerID.

J.Crew – With a valid ID, college teachers and students get 15% off their purchase when shopping online.

Just My Size – Current and retired teachers get 10% off.

Karen Kane – Teachers and students can save 20% sitewide.

Keds – Take 10% off after registering as a teacher with ID.me.

Kipling – Teachers get 15% off any order, plus free shipping.

Leesa – Verify your teacher status through ID.me to get 15% off.

Madewell – Teachers can show their ID to receive a 15% in-store discount.

Merrel – Verify your teacher status with ID.me to get 20% off performance outerwear.

M.M. LaFleur – After veritfying their identity through VerifyPass, teachers can land 20% off full-price items.

ModCloth – Teachers can get 25% off after registering through ID.me.

Moosejaw – Verify your teacher status through ID.me to get 20% off.

NOBULL – Teachers get 10% off if they register through ID.me.

One Hanes Place – Teachers can receive 10% off their order if they register through ID.me.

Overstock – Teachers can get a free Club O Membership. Membership includes benefits like free shipping and early sales access.

Pandora – Verify your teacher status to get an extra 10% off jewelry, charms and bracelets.

Party City – To get up to 20% off, teachers should provide an official letter from a school officer and make purchases with the school credit card.

Persol – Teachers can take 20% off if they sign up with ID.me.

Puma – Teachers can take 10% off their online purchase.

Pure Formulas – Teachers and students can enjoy 10% off their order while shopping online when they verify their eligibility with ID.me.

Purple – Teachers can score 10% off any order after verifying their school-issued ID.

Quiksilver – After verifying eligibility, teachers get 15% off. Teachers can verify eligibility through ID.me.

Ray-Ban – Teachers can get 20% off after registering through ID.me.

Reebok – Teachers qualify for 30% off shoes and apparel.

Rhone – After registering with ID.me, teachers can get 10% off.

Rothy's – Verify your status as a teacher through SheerID and receive 20% off.

Saatva – Teachers score $225 off an order of $1,000 or more.

Saucony – Teachers get 20% off, plus free shipping.

Shirt Supplier – Teachers get 20% to 25% off after registering with ID.me.

Shoes.com – Verify your teacher status through ID.me to get 30% off.

South Moon Under – 10% off any order for students and teachers.

Sperry – Teachers can join the Sperry VIP program to receive special offers.

Sunglass Hut – Teachers score 15% off.

The Sak – Verify your teacher status through ID.me to get 20% off handbags and accessories.

TireBuyer – Teachers get 7% off, plus free shipping.

Tommie Cooper – Take 15% off after registering as a teacher on ID.me.

TULA – Teachers receive 20% off.

Under Armour – Teachers can verify their status through ID.me to get 10% off.

UNTUCKit – After verifying their identity, teachers score 25% off.

Vera Bradley – Teachers can score 15% off after verifying their teacher status through ID.me.

Vineyard Vines – Teachers can enjoy 15% off online and participating stores after confirming eligibility.

Vogue Eyewear – After registering with ID.me, teachers receive 20% off.

West Elm – Teachers can get 15% off with a valid school ID. Although West Elm no longer advertises its teacher discount online, we called several West Elm stores. to confirm that the deal is still offered at participating locations.

World Market – K-12 teachers get 20% off online purchases, including curbside and in-store pickup orders, plus free shipping on orders over $49.

Travel deals
Alamo Car Rental – Teachers get up to 25% off if they register through ID.me.

Bally's Atlantic City – Teachers should verify their identity through ID.me to get up to 35% off bookings.

Budget Truck Rental – Teachers can take advantage of 20% off local moves and 15% off on one-way moves with discount code 'TEACH'.

Caesars Palace – Teachers may reserve rooms at 35 off%.

Cheap Caribbean: The Beach4Teach Club gives teachers access to exclusive discounts, including $150 their next beach vacation.

Contiki – Teachers can call to receive $75 off available trips seven days or longer. Valid teacher ID required.

The Cromwell Las Vegas – Teachers get up to 35% off rooms if they register with ID.me.

Disney World Swan and Dolphin – Teachers and education support staff enjoy up to 25% off bookings with valid ID at check-in.

Dollar Car Rental – Teachers can score up to 25% off.

Enterprise – Teachers get up to 25% off if they verify their identity through ID.me.

Flamingo Las Vegas – Up to 35% off for teachers who verify their identity through ID.me.

Harrah's Cherokee – Teachers who verify their identity through ID.me can get up to 35% off.

Harrah's Council Bluffs – Teachers may receive up to 35% off if they register with ID.me.

Harrah's Laughlin – Teachers and students can enjoy 15% off bookings after signing up with ID.me.

Hertz – Teachers can land up to 25% off.

Horseshoe Council Bluffs Hotel & Casino – Up to 35% off for teachers who register with ID.me.

Hotels.com: – After verifying their eligibility, teachers can get 10% all hotel bookings.
National Car Rental – Teachers get up to 25% off.

Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace Las Vegas – Teachers who verify their identity through ID.me can get up to 35% off.

The LINQ Hotel & Casino Las Vegas – Up to 35% off for teachers registered through ID.me.

Paris Las Vegas – Extra 10% off rooms for teachers who sign up with ID.me. See details.

Planet Hollywood Las Vegas – 10% off rooms for teachers who register with ID.me. See details.

Rio Las Vegas – Up to 10% off for teachers who sign up with ID.me.

Sixt – Teachers and school employees can get 5% off car rentals. Simply show your valid ID at the rental counter. See details.


Food Deals for Teacher Appreciation Week
Insomnia Cookies: Free cookie in-store (no purchase required), or free 6-pack with any $5 purchase (ends 5/9)

Sonic Drive-In: Free large drink or Slush for Teachers with any purchase via code TEACHERS at checkout (ends 5/9)

Abuelo's Mexican Restaurant: All teachers and school staff can score 20% off their order when they present their school ID (ends 5/4)

Buffalo Wild Wings:Teachers and school staff can score 20% off their order at participating locations (ends 5/7)

Carrabba's Italian Grill: Free $10 Bonus Card with $50 spent in gift cards (ends 5/15)
Grimaldi's: Teachers and nurses can score 15% off their order when they present their ID (ends 5/7)

Grubhub:Free $10 Bonus Card with any $15 purchase (ends 5/9)

Moe's Southwest Grill:Free meal to kids 12 and under every Sunday (no purchase required)

Red Lobster:Free $10 off coupon when you purchase $50 in gift cards (ends 6/30)

Rubio's: Free $5 Bonus Card with $25 gift card purchase

Wendy's:BOGO $1 Pretzel Bacon Pub Cheeseburger via the app (ends 5/23)

Cracker Barrel: Purchase the All-Day Pancake Breakfast Family Meal Basket or Sunday Homestyle Chicken Family Meal Basket for Mother's Day weekend to get a $10 bonus gift card that can be used anytime from May 8 to June 13.

Zaxby's: The chain with more than 900 locations in 17 states is offering teachers with a valid ID a buy-one-get-one Big Zax Snak Meal Thursday while supplies last.

Taco Bell: Get a free taco May 4
The free taco is available all day Tuesday when ordering online or through the app, and it's available from when ordering in-store.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, which is Cinco de Mayo, Taco Bell will also offer its rewards members 150 bonus points on the $5 Build Your Own Cravings Box and the $15 Build Your Own Taco Party Pack.

MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes: From Monday through Wednesday, get $3 off a $10 or more purchase on the MOOYAH Rewards App or online order using coupon code THANKS.

McDonald's: Free McFlurry: Try the new Caramel Brownie McFlurry for free May 4 with app deal.




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Full disclosure, there are a lot of teachers in my family (wife, 3 sister-in-laws, father-in-law, brother, and sister). I have an immense amount of respect for most teachers. Where do you teach that has a 210 day contract? Most schools in MN have 187 days of service. In addition, MN teachers receive 12 paid sick days, with up to 22 days for other compounding reasons. Up to 3 days can be used for personal leave, with an additional day granted for teachers with 10+ years of service.

In addition all public school districts across the country comply with the Federal Family and Medical Leave act.

On average, a salaried worker with 10+ years of experience gets 20 days of paid vacation, including holidays. So using your same metric for the averaged salaried worker, here is how the teachers in MN compare.
https://www.thebalancecareers.com...et-2064018
52 weeks - 4 weeks = 48 weeks.
48 weeks x 5 days/week = 240 days.

Excluding the 12 sick days, and only taking into consideration the 4 personal days, teachers in Minnesota are contracted to work 206 days compared with the national average of 240 days. On average, MN teachers work almost 1.5 months less than the example given, assuming both professions use all their personal days.

Speaking from personal experience, I get about 6 weeks of PTO, which includes sick time, personal days, and holidays. Assuming I were to combine sick time for both comparisons, I am contracted to work 52 weeks, and can take 6 of those weeks off with pay. In MN, a teacher is contracted to work 41.2 weeks, and can take 2.4 weeks (12 days) off with pay. 38.8 vs 46 weeks of in-school vs in-office. Compared to my wife (and other family teachers), I spend 18.5% more time in the office. We both put in a lot of extra time at home and at our jobs.​
I am interested to know because I know it varies in different fields but if you take a day off do you need to leave plans for someone to cover for you or do you just come back to wherever you left off? A teacher takes a day off and they have to leave sub plans. Gone are the days of just putting on a movie, teachers should be leaving full lessons for the sub to attempt to cover.
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Again, you're making blanket statements off of personal experience or pure ignorance. Our contracts are 210 days, which include two personal days. Sick leave must be combined with evidence of the leave. Most teachers forfeit sick leave at the end of their career (without pay). Lesson plans and grading are still required for days missed, and in all honesty, it is more work to leave a day of school than to teach. And yes, our contract is for 210 days, so we are not paid for summer, holidays, etc. Most folks in the commercial realm receive multiple weeks of vacation (six in your case) in addition to 10+ paid holidays. Sabbaticals are few and far between and are not paid. Find another profession to bash, or better yet, don't bash anyone at all and be a role model for "that kid" of yours.

Bonus: here's a math problem you can work on with your child.
52 weeks - 6 weeks vacation = 46 weeks
46 weeks x 5 days/ week = 230 days
230 days - 10 paid holidays = 220 days
The worker in our example works 10 days per year longer than our average teacher (assuming our average teacher doesn't have to do continuing education on their own time, which, is a poor assumption). Do those 10 unpaid days really warrant the degrading seen here in this post?

I was hoping not to derail the deal thread with discussion of teachers, but it seems every time teachers are brought up the whole "summers off" thing comes into play. To that I say this....

Many people are salaried. That means that on the whole, on average you'll probably work around 40 hours a week, 52 weeks a year (less true PTO, if you want to water it down like that). Some weeks you work more, some less, but in the end it works out. So what's the difference if you work 50, 40 hr weeks with 2 weeks PTO (e.g. 2000 hrs total not including PTO), or if you worked 40, 50 hour weeks? At the end of the year, it's the same 2000 hours.

Heck I used to have a job in college that (illegally I might add) let me work 5x10 hr days and "save" that 5th day for a week off after every 4. (legally that should have been O/T but I valued the time off more, and they were willing to work with me on it - at the end of the day it was all the same # of hours worked).

Back to teachers.... for simplicity if we assume that they get 2 months of 12/yr off (say, July and August which is more or less the case here), that means that to "make up" for those 2 months off they need to put in 1/5 more hours per week (+20%) for the 10 months - so IOW 48 hrs/week for 10 months is the same as 40 hrs/week for 12 months. So the question is, does the average teacher do that? Probably, especially when you consider that teaching doesn't end when the bell rings, but also involves conferences, grading, dealing with guidance issues (of course this depends on the level), any required training or professional certs, etc.

And what you say regarding sick time is the same as in DW's district - they get 15 days a year which accumulate (no limit), but could be required to provide a Dr note to justify it (although that doesn't typically happen for a day here or there, if you're out more than 2-3 days, they're going to ask, also if you require a longer outage say for surgery, they will ask). There is no cash out, but DW's district does allow teachers to give it to each other (a communal "bank").

That said, DW does not get any vacation days as most people would - meaning no "I want to go on vacation this week here, I need time off" kind of thing.
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It's difficult to appreciate teachers when you see posts on facebook and other places that they'd rather go on vacation or protest than teach children who are becoming intellectual imbeciles and left behind their world peers by years.
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Again, you're making blanket statements off of personal experience or pure ignorance. Our contracts are 210 days, which include two personal days. Sick leave must be combined with evidence of the leave. Most teachers forfeit sick leave at the end of their career (without pay). Lesson plans and grading are still required for days missed, and in all honesty, it is more work to leave a day of school than to teach. And yes, our contract is for 210 days, so we are not paid for summer, holidays, etc. Most folks in the commercial realm receive multiple weeks of vacation (six in your case) in addition to 10+ paid holidays. Sabbaticals are few and far between and are not paid. Find another profession to bash, or better yet, don't bash anyone at all and be a role model for "that kid" of yours.

Bonus: here's a math problem you can work on with your child.
52 weeks - 6 weeks vacation = 46 weeks
46 weeks x 5 days/ week = 230 days
230 days - 10 paid holidays = 220 days
The worker in our example works 10 days per year longer than our average teacher (assuming our average teacher doesn't have to do continuing education on their own time, which, is a poor assumption). Do those 10 unpaid days really warrant the degrading seen here in this post?
Six hour days. You forgot to multiply by 9/6. So let's start with 25 days. That is five weeks. Yes it is a lot.
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Six hour days. You forgot to multiply by 9/6. So let's start with 25 days. That is five weeks. Yes it is a lot.
Six hour days? Wow, where is that? Sign me up! We have 8 hour days (7:30 - 3:30), no lunch break from students, and after school activities ~1/week. If teaching is so glamorous in your area, why don't you go into the profession? It seems like a slam dunk, unless you don't have a four year degree and license or you are required by law to stay 1500 feet from school zones.
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I think the process needs to be reimagined from the bottom up. We created regional schools so kids could have a more diverse academic experience. Now we can do that virtually. Now we know that commuting kids on buses and shuffling them around physical schools is unhealthy. Close the mega schools, re-open local schools, leverage technology to all the best teachers to teach more kids, and pay for it all by eliminating support staff and dead wood. VLACS.ORG is free to all New Hampshire students, but there are national options as well.
Beyond that the quality of teachers has gone down as higher iq women go into other professions and men are completely dissuaded from even trying. School quality in the past was based on limiting womens options, the model no longer works, and how scared they were of children in the last year proved the case against the "heroes".

Why We Need to be Far Less Educated
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsdQeAGakL0
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Beyond that the quality of teachers has gone down as higher iq women go into other professions and men are completely dissuaded from even trying. School quality in the past was based on limiting womens options, the model no longer works, and how scared they were of children in the last year proved the case against the "heroes".

Why We Need to be Far Less Educated
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsdQeAGakL0
Not sure I understand precisely where you are going with this, but I believe that primary education should provide children with the skills to function in our society and specialize is a field for which they have aptitude and interest.

I have been watching 'Turn Back Time: The High Street' om Youtube. In this experiment, a group of modern shopkeepers and their families take over empty shops in a neglected market square in Shepton Mallet to see if they can 'turn back time' for the British High Street. They live and trade through six eras of history. Kids serve as apprentices, learn a trade, and learn to work as part of a team. I think it would a great experience for kids to be able to learn a trade -- or at least investigate a trade -- as a meaningful part of their school career. Right now we simply drown students in training designed by people who have never worked for a living. Someone should have figured out I would never use calculus LONG before they made me learn it. No computer science course I ever took in school prepared me for my current work.
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I am interested to know because I know it varies in different fields but if you take a day off do you need to leave plans for someone to cover for you or do you just come back to wherever you left off? A teacher takes a day off and they have to leave sub plans. Gone are the days of just putting on a movie, teachers should be leaving full lessons for the sub to attempt to cover.
Typically not, but you're oversimplifying the "pick up where you left off". For instance, nobody comes in to do the work for me, so the work tends to "pile up". So, if I take a week of vacation, my work typically doesn't get completed by anybody else. Because of deadlines, I need to catch up, and put in a lot of extra hours to complete the work I missed. As you can see, there are pros and cons to both cases. A teacher needs to put in work in advance to prepare their "substitute" to do their job, while I need to put in a lot of extra work when I return, because nobody is there to do my job.
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California is a problem, but even the CDC has recommended teachers go back into the classroom because of the extremely low risk. The teachers fought not to return. Teachers are not being forced to stay out of the classroom. Teachers are fighting to stay out.
Our system hasn't missed a day this year collectively due to Covid. But here's a hint. I don't live in California.
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