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I’m a working mom of two: a five year old who is a kindergartener in the public school system and a two-and-a-half-year-old who goes to daycare full time. I work for the schools and it’s a great job! Really, I love it. I’ve been given a whole new perspective of what all teachers have to deal with in a day. Yes, deal with. I know we’ve all heard that they’re not paid enough, but really, they’re not. Not only does my son’s teacher deal with 25 kindergarteners in the morning, she then has 18 more in the afternoon. This means that my son’s KINDERGARTEN teacher has to keep 43 sets of parents in tow. I believe many of us are newbies to the real school system...probably half of us. So, let’s estimate that’s 20 new parents. Plus 43 new-to-school students. That’s 83 people she has to keep straight.
March 12, 2013