[QUOTE=copernicus;4505511]12 years as NYC public school teacher, with a masters degree plus 30 credits above that I paid for, and I DO NOT make 6 figures. Try again. Its another LIE that republicans love to bash teachers about. By the way, I will be shelling out HUNDREDS of dollars in September, just like last, since I am provided with ZERO resources for paper,ink for copies of my lesson plan each day, handout copies for students, chalk, blackboard erasers, pens, pencils, and supplies to decorate my classroom for the year. Mayor Bloomberg felt that it wasnt important and quietly eliminated it for teahers in NYC. You wont read that in Ruppert Murdoch's NY POST .....
BTW, [B]requiring teachers to get their maters degree, 30 credits above, and new teacher workshops take time. When do you suggest these teachers obtain all of this if it were not for their summer "vacation?" (lol).[/B]...........[/QUOTE]
Nights and weekends like the rest of the working world. That is when I did mine.