10/3/2013 3:07:00 PM Letter: Walk a mile in
a teacher's shoes before you criticize
Kenneth Gaines, do you really think teachers should have their hours cut "like the rest of us?" This would mean less time spent with our children. These children are our future leaders.
That being said, I want them to have as much diverse knowledge as possible. Cutting their hours would probably be a blessing as far as they would be concerned. A teachers job isn't over for the day when the final bell has rings. They spend hours at home grading papers, preparing lessons for the next day, scheduling conference with parents, etc. If they were to be paid by the hour, I'm sure they would be underpaid.
As for pay cut ... do you have any idea of what a teacher has to spend out of his/her own pocket for the classroom? Go talk to one, you might be surprised.
I'm not a teacher but I do have the utmost respect for them. Especially in today's society. They really have to take a lot.
Kenneth, I hope this has given you a better insight on teachers.