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Teachers' 'typical work day' coming under scrutiny

Those wondering what public school teachers do all day are going to get an answer.

Tucked deep in Washington's new two-year budget is money for a study to find out what a "typical work day" looks like for thousands of teachers toiling away in the state's 295 school districts.

Lawmakers specifically want "an estimate of the percent of a teacher's typical day that is spent on teaching-related duties and the percentage of the teacher's day that is spent on duties that are not directly related to teaching."

They've asked Central Washington University's respected College of Education and Professional Studies to figure it out for a paltry $25,000.

Read the entire Everett Herald article, by Jerry Cornfield, here.