As teachers, we hear the comments every year.  “It must be nice having summers off.”  “I wish I had teacher hours.”  “Being a teacher is like working part time.”  Of course, none of these are true. Most teachers are signing contracts for 180 days of work every year, so at first glance, it might look like it’s a sweet summers-off gig. But nearly all teachers (including me) will confirm that they work a lot, LOT more—and we are not paid…