Uninformed clowns write letters to the Editor (Dom Post 25 August) criticizing teachers and teacher-only days finishing with “when teachers could achieve the same result if they stayed behind a few hours after the 3:30pm finish“.
Having started marking work at 4:00 am (yes am) that morning I found the comment offensive. The author of the letter is confused between when a student finishes and when a teacher finishes. Do the cinema or restaurant staff go when the last customer leaves? NO. What a “dick”.
Regardless, hours of work, other than when in front of a class are irrelevant. If I chose to leave at 3:30 then work from 7-11 in the evening that is my business. Outcomes i.e student learning is all that matters in the end.