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Tell Us A Secret People Should Know About Teachers

We can always learn something new.

Teachers provide one of the most important services to our society. But, there are tons of misconceptions about them that undermine all the work they do. Well, if you are or ever have been a teacher, it's time to set the record straight!

Maybe people think that you work from 8 a.m.—3 p.m. with summers off, when in reality, you work over 50 hours a week and spend the summers preparing lessons for the next year.

Maybe it's that, despite what people think, you actually don't get paid for all the time you have off.

Perhaps you even work so much that you have a second job to supplement the low income you earn from teaching.

Expose the truth and tell us all of the secrets about teachers people need to know. Bonus points if you submit pictures! You could be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post or video!