The author and others who aren't aware of the professionalism of most teachers are out of touch with the education community. I suggest they visit their local school and shadow a teacher for a day. Perhaps they'll find that teachers and students need smaller class sizes, updated resources, and more time and money.
Regardless of whether our schools switch to a year-round calendar, teachers deserve a pay raise. Many teachers in my area cannot afford to buy a house or send their children to college. Carol Johnson, Redmond, Wash., Junior high school teacher
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