And again, teachers aren't lazing around 12 weeks of year. The work that goes into planning whole terms of work is phenomenal. It takes me days just to do a unit of work for one subject - a few weeks worth just for maths
I know that this isn't what the strike is about at the moment, I'm speaking generally.
And as for mining, that's a totally different profession. You think mining is easy to get into? You think alot of training isn't required? Being away from your family and working 12 hour days and being on call 24/7 isn't worthy of being paid well for? Not to mention the night shift.
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Our school wasn't closed. Business as usual (it's a state school). Maybe that's what the letter meant?
You keep saying you know all these teachers. I think they would be shocked and a little hurt to read what you have written about them. By the time you take out the time it takes to plan every lesson, of every day, of every term, teachers are on around what everyone else is on 4-5 week a year with sick leave etc. Sorry KG but you clearly don't understand what's involved to say "plan your time better".
Hmmm. Yes, we do care about the children. Hence why we are teachers. It is regrettable that you found the communication from your school lacking, but it sounds as if your child was able to be supervised for the day, and therefore could attend school, even if it was not with his regular teacher.
As PP have pointed out, teachers strike for many reasons, including pay and conditions. Generally conditions directly relate the the quality of education your child receives. Eg. Class sizes, funding etc.
When it is pay related, it does also impact the education your child recieves too. If teachers are not paid a fair amount for the job they do, quality teachers will leave the profession and new ones won't join. I'm sure it's in everyone's interests to ensure that the best and brightest teachers are attracted to, and remain in the business of teaching children.
As for working 8-4 and having all the holidays as actual holidays, well I can dream on! I think I've got more chance of winning tattslotto than that happening Studies have shown that if you average out teachers hours over the year, including work done outside of the classroom, it averages out to a 40 hr week with 4 weeks a year annual leave, or thereabouts.
Anyway, if its so good, maybe you could become a teacher?!
I bet this is a troll.
Well I hope so anyway!
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