One of the often repeated myths is that teachers don't do a full years worth of work. It's not a surprise to teachers, but let's set the record straight.
According to a 2008 report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), American primary-school educators spend 1,913 hours working a year including hours teachers spend on work at home and outside of the classroom. Data from a Labor Department survey that same year showed that the average full-time employee in the United States worked 1,932 hours spread over 48 weeks.
The OECD reported that primary-school educators spent 1,097 hours a year teaching in the classroom--the most of any of the 27 members nations tracked.
Proving that teachers work the same number of hours as the average worker in the United States.