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Monday, June 14, 2010

Top 6 reasons I don't teach summer school

It's the middle of June, and I am SOO enjoying my time off. People ask me all the time if I am doing/have done/ will do summer school, and my answer is always the same. Heck no!

Here are my top 6 reasons why not:

6) I was scarred for life by Summer School, the movie, starring Marc Harmon and Kirstie Alley.

5) Summer school begins before 12:30, my daily summer wake-up time.

4) I would hate to take away the opportunity for a teacher who has worked all his/her life to get a coveted summer school position.

3) If I taught summer school, I wouldn't be able to do my yearly Australian walkabout in July.

2) I once heard that you had to wear a shirt and tie to teach summer school and that there are 35 kids per class, and there are no lunch or bathroom breaks. I made my decision based on that, and my mind can never ever be changed.

1) It just doesn't pay enough. And by "enough" I mean $3.4 million and a private jet.


superstargenius said...

In my district it is a full day. A full day of teaching to kids who have had difficulties the whole year. They are not happy and neither are you. The money is good and the work is familiar but the loss of part of your summer is hard.

Anonymous said...

I cite number four. Yeah, that's my story and I'm sticking to it. ;)

Anonymous said...

amen! 1000% with ya on #5

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Nick James said...

My school runs summer school for our students and students from several other schools in the area. A class of 35 is SMALL. Sounds like the worst thing I can think of.