One of my aunts has long been a critic of teacher’s pay. Well, we haven’t discussed the subject in years, so let’s say she was a critic. She felt that Canadian school teachers only work a few hours a day and have all summer off plus large breaks during the year.
There are rebuttals, chiefly that school teachers often have homework to mark through their evenings and professional development during their summers. There are many extra tasks that come with teaching that add to the total workload, so their salaries amy not be so high per hour as my aunt suggests.
This does not apply to me so much. I work a university professor’s schedule but am not threatened by ‘publish-or-perish’ or research expectations that teachers with many initials after their names are.