The real number of hours teachers work in one eye-opening graphic
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Workonomics

When you look at the time teachers actually spend working, you can see that it's not a cakewalk — at all. The next time your city or state wants to cut back on teacher salaries or hammer their pensions, here's something to show around to folks before they make a decision.


FACT CHECK TIME! Turns out, based on the most recent data, the average salary for U.S. teachers across all experience levels is closer to $46,000 per year, not $49,000. Also, according to a 2012 study, teachers work an average of 10-11 hours per day — less than the 12-16 indicated in the infographic above, but still way more than the average of 7.5 hours per day they are hired to work.

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One little girl took pictures of her school lunches. The Internet responded — and so did the school.

If you listened to traditional news media (and sometimes social media), you'd begin to think the Internet and technology are bad for kids. Or kids are bad for technology. Here's a fascinating alternative idea.

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This article originally appeared on 03.31.15

Kids can innovate, create, and imagine in ways that are fresh and inspiring — when we "allow" them to do so, anyway. Despite the tendency for parents to freak out because their kids are spending more and more time with technology in schools, and the tendency for schools themselves to set extremely restrictive limits on the usage of such technology, there's a solid argument for letting them be free to imagine and then make it happen.

It's not a stretch to say the kids in this video are on the cutting edge. Some of the results he talks about in the video at the bottom are quite impressive.

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