There’s something we need to talk about.
And, yes. It’s that all teachers everywhere need to a) work more hours, b) take less holidays and c) make less… money.
In a world characterised by potentially corrupt presidencies, 75 million odd refugees, and fish that are basically just floating plastic bags with beer bottle tops for eyes, the most pressing issue of our time is how teachers need to do more. Please.
This week, MP Andrew Laming said teachers should spend at least eight hours at work each day, get just four weeks of annual leave like the rest of us, and absolutely should not be doing class preparation or marking at home.
“Teaching needs to operate like other jobs, with the same hours, days and weeks as the rest of the economy, rather than cluttered school hours where there it is little beyond the face-to-face time,” the Liberal MP told Fairfax Media.
And he has a point.
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You see, everyone knows a teacher. Let’s call her ‘Sue’.
Sue, as we’re well aware, went into teaching for the countless benefits such as money, respect from politicians, public acknowledgement, award ceremonies, fame, status but most of all – holidays.
During the school term, she turns up to work at 8:45am for her class, all slumped over and groaning, “Stinky kids are the worst, grrr.” She puts on a movie for a few hours, then comes recess, where she has a cigarette and a mango daiquiri.
Next, the bell rings. Sue rolls to her next class on her chair which she refuses to get out of, yells at a few kids for being ‘rowdy’ and then tells them to read before falling asleep. Luckily, she wakes herself up with a loud snore right before lunchtime.