After reading Bill Peters’ Dec. 16 My Turn, I feel compelled to share corrections to some of his calculations and address the perception that teachers do not work as many hours as people in other professions do. He stated: “If the average teacher worked 10 hours each day, they’d work 1,830 hours for the year. The average 40-hour worker puts in 2,080 hours per year.”
Teachers easily put in 10-hour days at school. Additionally, most spend hours each evening and on weekends planning and grading.