by Dr. Terry Stoops
Former Director of the Center for Effective Education, John Locke Foundation
This blog post acknowledges that Teacher Appreciation Week starts today, May 2, and ends on May 6. Strangely, Teacher Appreciation Week does not span an entire seven-day week. It should be called Teacher Appreciation Workweek.
Indeed, I have been told by many teachers that they work throughout the weekend. Shouldn’t Teacher Appreciation Week acknowledge that?
Because it doesn’t include the weekend, I have to conclude that Teacher Appreciation Week is actually anti-teacher.