Earlier I posted about the Ford Foundation’s plan to extend the school day for thousands of students.
This seems to be modeled on charter schools staffed by young college graduates who are unmarried and can work nine-hour days, then do their class preparation in the evening. They burn out after two or three years and move on, to be replaced by other fresh-faced youngsters.
But this teacher has a problem. She has children too, and she asks:
And what about the needs of working teachers? When do I get to be a mom and help and be with my OWN kids? Do my children have to go to after school care because I have to be at an extended day? Why are my children being punished for my decision to be a teacher?