A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from August 15, 2012
“Summer vacation is a time when parents realize that teachers are grossly underpaid”

"Summer vacation is a time when parents realize that teachers are grossly underpaid” is a one-line saying that has been included in many quotation collections. The jocular saying has been cited in print since at least 2000 and is of unknown authorship.


Google Books
Raising Emotionally Intelligent Teenagers:
Parenting with Love, Laughter, and Limits

By Maurice J. Elias, Steven E. Tobias and Brian S. Friedlander
New York, NY: Harmony Books
2000
Pg. 72:
Summer vacation is a time when parents realize that teachers are grossly underpaid.

Google Groups: alt.folklore.ghost-stories
Parental Wisdom (OT)
St Erica Patron Saint of OT Posts
2/4/00
(...)
Summer vacation is a time when parents realize that teachers are grossly underpaid.

Google News Archive
21 March 2001, New Straits Times, Life, pg. 8, col. 4:
PARENTAL OBSERVATIONS
Summer vacation is a time when parents realise that teachers are grossly underpaid.

Babies Journal
The Truth About Children
June 27, 2001
(...)
Summer vacation is a time when parents realize that teachers are grossly underpaid.

6 July 2001, The Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA), Smiley Anders column:
Thought for the Day:
From Richard Guidry of Zachary: “Summer vacation is a time when parents realize that teachers are grossly underpaid.”

Google News Archive
15 June 2002, The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR), Ann Landers column, pg. 2F, col. 4:
GEM OF THE DAY: Summer vacation is a time when parents realize that teachers are grossly underpaid.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityEducation/Schools • (0) Comments • Wednesday, August 15, 2012 • Permalink