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Scott Alexander: Teacher Claims The Best 3 Things About Teaching Are June, July And August

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Photo of a teacher. (Photo/ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/GettyImages)

Photo of a teacher. (Photo/ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/GettyImages)

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The back to school talk is getting louder and louder as we approach mid August. Can you believe it? Where did the summer go, right?

When I caught up with a friend of mine in Baltimore on the phone this morning he said his wife, a teacher was a little blue knowing her 3 month summer vacation was nearly over. After I got past the resentment of a 9-month-a-year job I decided to throw the subject out to you to get your take.

What a mixed bag of feelings from teachers. From, “It’s the greatest time of the year,” to a teacher that quoted some kind of teachers creed: “the best 3 things are June, July and August.”

Generally speaking, I got the impression from the teachers that called the show that even if they love their summers off, they genuinely love what they do and realize it is a special privilege to mentor our children.

Of course the summers off aren’t bad either.

Take a listen to the teachers that called in today:

“It’s the greatest time of the year.”


Already back in the classroom.


“That’s such a myth.”


“Hi, my name is Molly and I’m a teacher.”


“Best 3 things are June, July and August.”


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