I was out for a run with C. and the dogs, and, since we don't have sidewalks, passing cars were having to stop so I could clear the dogs off to the side of the road.
After a late model European sedan slowed for us, C. said, "That was Ms. Xxxx."
Math teacher in the district.*
"Really?" I said. "She's probably here to tutor somebody." I was joking.
"She tutors so-and-so," C. said matter of factly.
Sure enough. When we got to so-and-so's house, there was the late model European sedan parked out front.
Funny how you can search far and wide in the effective schools literature and never find an expert recommending that teachers set up shop as private tutors for their own district's students.
* for passersby: roughly 1900 children in K-12, per pupil spending $26,718 rising to $27,722 next year