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    • 17.01.07 | 12:19 (IST)

    In the last 4 years I have tried to get a job as a teacher in the Israeli education system but failed. The reason? I have a Ph.D. in philosophy. Apparently, no one in our school system needs "big heads" like me. From the hundreds of application letters I had sent to schools around Israel, I received 4 replies, all negative. It seemed that my experience of teaching at the university level both in Israel and abroad made no impression on the local education gurus. Finally, a prestigious high-school in Jerusalem invited me to give a sample class. After the class the teacher in charge complemented me on my knowledge but implied that the level was too high for them. I did not get the job. So my suggestion is simple: There are hundreds of Ph.D. graduates in Israel who cannot find a job in their field. These are people who can contribute not just quantity but quality to our education system. Pay them accordingly and bring them into the school system instead of those who shouldn't be there.

    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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