King Sid the Great 87 wrote:1 in 6 teachers missed 18+ days in 2012-2013.
Average public school teachers missed 11 days.
Long term absences (10+ days) weren't counted.
http://online.wsj.com/articles/study-ab ... 1401766377
From the same story:
The Washington-based think tank examined data provided by 40 large school districts for the 2012-13 school year and found that, on average, teachers were in the classroom 94 percent of the 186-day school year. About 71 percent of the time taken was because of illness or personal leave, with the rest for school business.