I wonder what it would take to get US teachers upset enough to walk out on a one day strike.
In France, secondary teachers did just that over government plans to eliminate their right to reduced teaching hours.
Officials want to do away with a provision which says that the sponsor of an activity outside the school day has the time spent deducted from their weekly quota of teaching hours.
Teacher unions (15 of them?!) claimed that under the plan, 100,000 teachers would have to work an extra two to three hours a week. The ministry of education could also eliminate 2800 jobs.
Doesn’t France mandate a short work week already, something like 35 hours or less?
In many districts in the US, teachers who manage certain extracurricular activities (mostly coaching sports) get paid something for that time, although rarely at their regular pay rates.
Would you rather have the time instead?