Monday, January 4, 2010

Required Reading

Not a week goes by when O doesn't have a sub in one class or another. This little NYT essay will give all parents pause.
Nationwide, 5.2 percent of teachers are absent on any given day, a rate three times as high as that of professionals outside teaching and more than one and a half times as high as that of teachers in Britain. Teachers in America are most likely to be absent on Fridays, followed by Mondays.

1 comment:

mlutwak said...

Again, one more scrap of evidence on the poverty of our school systems and how we respect them in our society. The article is nice in that it also sheds light (as if it were needed) on how impossible the teacher's job is. "Throwing money" would go a long way.
Check out Season 4 of "The Wire" for more at one end of the spectrum.