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  •  What about teachers who are salaried and yet (2+ / 0-)
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    JDPITALIA, Certifiable Genius

    are basically required to go home and spend at least one weekend day (at a bare minimum)  grading and doing lesson plans.  Most teachers also work nightly for "free" doing any number of required things whether it is calling parents, filling out another useless form for another useless whatever that likely won't be around the next year when admin finally figures out it's useless or attending open house, meetings, "growth panels", training peers..........

    •  public school teachers are a special category (1+ / 0-)
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      newliberl

      No one else gets paid all year, but has the summer break off.


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      by Angie in WA State on Wed Mar 12, 2014 at 09:30:33 AM PDT

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      •  Summers off??? Oh wow! I didn't even know that!! (1+ / 0-)
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        Certifiable Genius

        Here I was working every summer but really  I was "off".  Damn, how stupid of me!!

        I should have told admin I was "off" during all the CPE hours I was required to get or all the conferences I was required to attend on my own dime, or all the staff development meetings (hours, days and weeks of them) or during all the peer plannings, or all the days of moving my classroom from hall to hall or grade to grade or during the college courses (again on my own dime)....blah, blah, blah.  How dumb of me!

        I was supposed to be on a beach somewhere, huh?  Collecting my checks instead of working, right, because I was "off"?  

        Haha

      •  Teachers do not get paid all year... (2+ / 0-)
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        Bailey2001, Certifiable Genius

        ...they get paid for nine months.  Most districts do offer the choice to teachers of spreading those nine months of pay across the entire year, but that doesn't mean that they're being paid year round.

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        by TexasTom on Wed Mar 12, 2014 at 11:14:41 AM PDT

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    •  I doubt much will change for most teachers (1+ / 0-)
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      The wage threshold below which OT is required will be raised from the current $455/week to some higher number. There is no indication of what that number will be. Based on the NYT article linked to this diary the numbers under consideration range up to about $975/week. If that happens it will cover a lot of people with incomes up to $50,000/year.

      That said, I don’t know that teachers would be affected anyway. The big problem with the current law is the misclassification of employees as managerial or supervisory. Teachers are licensed professionals so I don’t know that the proposed rule changes would affect them in the same way.

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      by Joe Bob on Wed Mar 12, 2014 at 09:59:25 AM PDT

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