With the advent of online education, can snow days and teacher work days be replaced with prepared content from faculty? Some school districts are moving in this direction to cut costs. In many classrooms, each student has a Chromebook or an iPad so it is not too big of a leap for students to work on online content with the supervision of an aide. Even on snow days, students could work on this prepared content.
Another place this may be utilized is in the college classroom. When a faculty union strikes, instead of having the non-striking faculty members substitute teach all of those classes it could be outsourced. There could be a small niche company that offered credentialed individuals to substitute teach and oversee classes during strikes. This could all be done online, meaning this team of credentialed individuals could reside in one place instead of moving around to striking colleges.
I am not necessarily in support of either of these, but thought it was interesting to think of these two scenarios.