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Teachers Respond to the Proposal of Year-Round Teaching

March 12, 1992



According to the author's logic, a university professor who teaches 12 hours per week must be grossly overpaid. Yet during my 40 years of university teaching I have often thought how nice it would be to work an ordinary eight-hour day, so that I might spend my evenings doing research instead of grading homework or exams.

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Let the author be informed that the average teacher works at least 10 hours a day. Let that teacher be paid a decent salary without any increase in workload, and let other teachers be hired to lengthen the school day and the academic year. Peter Yff, Muncie, Ind.

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