What do you do with the kids who refuse to do their homework? Or when parents decide to take their failing child out during the school year so they can take two vacation. Do not put all the blame on the public school teacher. Yes, there are bad public school teachers, just as there are bad doctors, lawyers, etc. Teachers are paid for 180 days, they do not get paid vacations. Money from there paycheck is taken out to over the 180 days.