Debunking the “College Professors Work Too Much” Argument

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Our friend George Leef debunks the college professor narrative that they work too much:

The argument that the typical college professor is overworked, incidentally, runs contrary to what many others say. David C. Levy, a former university chancellor, wrote in this 2012 Washington Post article, ”Faculty members teaching 12 to 15 hours per week for 30 weeks spend only 360 to 450 hours per year in the classroom. Even in the unlikely event that they devote an equal amount of time to grading and class preparation, their workload is still only 36 to 45 percent of that of non-academic professionals.”