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Teaching Is a Full-Time Job

I took a break from my weekend schoolwork to read the author's thoughts on year-round schooling.

I support the concept of a year-round school year, and, in fact, am coordinating a summer reinforcement and enrichment program for the students of the middle school where I work as a counselor. However, the author contributes to the low public image of teachers when he discusses our "five hour" days.

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I believe that fundamental changes need to be made in American education. My concern is that too many people recommending those changes haven't a clue as to what actually goes on in public schools. J. Blechschmidt, Bowling Green, Ohio

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