Meetings during planning periods leave teachers little time for grading papers

Ted Payne, director of the Carroll County Education Association, told Megan McKeever of the Carroll County Times that he used to plan up to two hours a night for the next day’s lessons, researching and gathering materials.

“The planning periods are being used to grade papers, contact parents and they’re receiving more and more meetings during those times,” he said. “It really doesn’t leave you a whole lot of free time.”

Faced with stagnant salaries for the last three years, some teachers take second jobs, but this is hard due to the extra time commitments of teaching.


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