Are Teachers Paid Enough In Your Country ????????!!!!!!!!
July 28, 2007 6:07pm CST
Teachers in my country always seem to be striking for an increase in salaries.I really dont know how much they are paid,all I do know is that every time there is a strike,the children suffer because theres a huge set back in their lessons.The latest strike had a devestating effect on all school children country wide.The children only returned to school after many weeks.The government refused to meet the demands of the teachers unions,offering them much less than what they had asked for.It is only a matter of time before the next strike will be implemented.
• United States
29 Jul 07
In America, salary varies depending on the state. I believe that California is one of the highest paying states, because of cost of living, and first year teachers in California start in the low $40,000 range. I am a second year teacher in Mississippi and the state pays me $30,900. It is illegal in Mississippi, and maybe across the rest of the country, for teachers to strike anymore because we keep kids out of school. We're not just affecting how many rolls of toilet paper are being made like it would if we were factory workers...but we're working for the government and are responsible for the kids' education, so it's illegal for us to strike.
• United States
1 Aug 07
I feel that teachers don't get paid enough for the work they do. In my state (New York) I think they get paid around $30-40k, despite the fact that you have to have a Master's degree to be certified. I agree that strikes are very disruptive to the students, but being a teacher (a good one, anyway) is a very tough job.
5 Aug 07
Hi, yes i agree with you that no matter what the teachers or staff may do the ultimate sufferers are the students. They miss their classes and lessons and when the exams are round the corner, the teachers rush up the lessons an tend to skip many topics wanting the kids to do them on their own. All this sadden me a lot too, as to what the teachers used to be once upon a time, so dedicated and committed and what its all turning upto now. And well, a true dedicated teacher will only teach no matter what the pay, but yes teachers in towns and cities arent paid as much as they should be, as compared to the public schools in the metros, and this adds up their slackness as regards the students and school scenario on the whole.
• Puerto Rico
5 Aug 07
No, teachers are not paid enough in my country, Puerto Rico. We are the most important profesionals because all of the others professions dependes upon having a good teacher to facilitate the learning porocess. Besides we are with the children all day long and we are the ones that observe their situations, particularities and needs. We canalize all this matters to improve their lives and make them feel succcsull and capable of having a bright future. We are great professionals and we deserve to be treated as one. Most of the time we are devaluated and had more task and responsabilities to achive, without improvement in the salaries.