kalm wrote:Ibanez wrote: I can see that.
In between semesters, college professors aren't just siting on their hands. When my father in law was teaching college, he'd was working 12 months, that included running multiple summer camps, writing or editing cookbooks, developing curriculum, conducting professional certification and continuing education courses, planning for the upcoming semesters.
It's different than adjunct professors like my wife who might teach of 3 semesters straight then not have a class for 1-2 semesters.
And most K-12 teachers I know are either going through continuing Ed during summers, teaching summer school, moonlighting the wheat harvest, working at golf courses, volunteering as coaches, etc.
Those who can, teach. Those who can’t often have no clue regarding the profession and are simply bitching about those massive teacher’s salaries.
Well, my wife is a teacher, a lot of my family were teachers, and while what you say is/was certainly true of teachers just starting and in their 20's, that's not really the case when they're older and more established. Summers are spent just relaxing and recuperating from the past school year. Granted, I live in probably one of the best areas in the country in terms of what K-12 teachers make in terms of salary, so there isn't the same incentive to work over those 8-9 weeks in the summer.