My kids are off from school for the next two days, and it is not because they are on vacation; they go to a year round school, which means the school year does not end until the 3rd week of July.
They are out because, yes, you guessed it “teacher furlough days”! Although the kids are out of school, I know for a fact that most teachers are going to work these two days because they still have the same amount of work to do!
We do not pay educators enough as it is in this country, that is a fact. We do not value those who teach, in fact we tend to devalue their contributions to society (we have heard the sayings so I do not need to repeat them). I understand these furlough days are supposed to be for budget purposes, however, how can we casually accept teachers (who are professionals) having to work without pay for several days during the year?
Food for thought…
Dr Flavius A B Akerele III