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School has been out for almost two months now and summer has been in full swing for the high school students of Fenton, Mich. Summer is a time that students like to put down the books and enjoy the fun activities this time of year has to offer such as spending time on the lake, taking family vacations, and relaxing with friends, but for most high school students, summer is more than just some fun activities. Instead, you can find a majority of students spending their summer working a part-time job as well. “My dad basically said, ‘you’re going to play a sport or you’re going to get a job; you’re not just going to sit around the house all day,'” said Matt Sullivan, senior at Fenton high school.
Teachers around the nation are notoriously underpaid as well as criticized for their “summers off.” Yet, the question remains, are teachers really taking their summer time as personal time or is it spent working other jobs to maintain financial stability? Nowadays a lot of school districts are offering teachers 12-month payment programs for their salaries rather than 9 1/2 or 10-month payment programs. Yet, the small amount of the salaries are still increasingly alarming around the nation. According to an online source payscale.com, teachers including special education instructors at the K-12 levels are being paid a national median of anywhere from $43,813 to $48,255 annually.
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