The liberal Center for American Progress released a study that MLive did a story on which found that 19 percent of Michigan teachers work a second job.

LANSING -- Teaching is a full-time job, but for almost a fifth of Michigan's educators, it's not their only job.

ForTheRecord reports: Teachers in Michigan contractually work less than 200 days a year.

For example, the Lansing School District requires 180 teaching days in their collective bargaining agreement.

The average teacher salary in the Lansing School District is $62,203 in 2012-13, according to the Michigan Department of Education. The state average is about $62,000 annually.

And the district offers teachers who are off on summer break the ability to apply for summer school vacancies at the rate of $32 an hour.

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Tamika Harrison bounced from school to school growing up in the Detroit Public Schools. The experience contributed to her dropping out and later getting her GED. She is now turning to charter schools to spare her son the same experience.

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