Welcome to the Profit of Education website. Continuing the conversation begun in the book Profit of Education, we discuss the latest economic evidence on education reform.

Teacher hours

Teachers probably work fewer hours than most other folks (over the course of a year). The extent of the difference is likely less than many believe because many┬áteachers work so many hours off the clock. That being said, the data is–frankly–crummy.

What has been measured is how many hours teachers are in front of students in the U.S. and in other countries. (Prep time, non-teaching duties, etc., aren’t included.) It appears from OECD data (Education at a Glance, 2012.) that American teachers already spend more time in front of students than almost anywhere else.

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One Response to Teacher hours

  1. Nordy says:

    How does this data make sense, given what we know about US hours of instruction compared to other countries?

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