Whoever said teachers were under valued and under appreciated? This might be true of your well meaning friend who jokes about your cush job with vacation time and summer's off who's never set foot in your classroom, graded 30 essays on a Saturday, or frozen outside in a blizzard during recess duty!
Well, apparently not everyone has this same view of teachers. The business world in particular has definitely done their part in making teachers feel appreciated. When I was teaching, I loved to get a discount on teaching supplies at Office Max or Staples but I never heard of all the companies that give teacher discounts!
Check out the following links for a list of all the teacher discounts: