It’s an epic battle that surfaces every year in about October, and usually dies down in the spring. Microscopic invaders keep thousands of kids home from school every day during the fall, winter, and early spring months. Parents …

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Sick Days, Working Parents and the Bad Economy

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  1. I hear you, Erika! This is very often our stress. Thanks for articulating it. T

  2. Thank you for writing about this.

    I am a single mom who is a teacher in a state where major lay-offs will occur at the end of the year. So what happens when my son is ill? They call me to come and get her or I have to call out of work the next day — if I am lucky, because right now the district is heavily discouraging the use of subs. The kicker? I have *plenty* of days to use, days I will actually lose and not be compensated for if I am laid off at the end of the year.

    It seems like a no-win situation.

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