This is a popular radio host responding to a call in by a teacher.
No respect for what teachers do. 12 weeks holiday makes the public a sore loser because they get 4. Sure, send your kids to school 48 weeks of the year. I may as well adopt them.
When was the last time you had to teach kids something? Now try do that for 5 hours. With 30 kids. Of different abilities. Of different personalities. While you organise the next excursion, assembly, sports training, dance rehearsal, art exhibition, speech competition, book week, parent interviews and oh yeah, write 180 specific paragraphs during reporting season.
Yeh. we get 12 weeks holiday.