140,000 teachers for 1.8 million pupils = about 50,000 too many? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Papamaneiros
    • 17.01.07 | 09:48 (IST)

    1.8 Million pupils with 30 per class would require 60,000 teachers. Add 50% for management, supervision, extra and related services = 90,000 According to numbers published in 2006 there were 140,000 employees on the teachers payroll. The numbers and related costs seem massively excessive. In order to ensure that the right decisions are made in an area which is so critical to the future of the country the public is entitled to full and transparent disclosure of the basic numbers.

    from the article: Educating the education system
    First published 00:00 16.01.07 | Last updated 00:00 16.01.07
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