To Troy from MI, The teachers here in Israel are not over paid rather they are under paid, especially with the type of children they must deal with on a daily basis. The typical Israeli child is rude and ill mannered and very self absorbed, and quick to resovle disputes by fist. It is not like that in American schools, where teachers are respected. What is needed here is anoverhaul of the educational system, weeding out unqualified teachers, adding enrichment classes for those students that need it, gifted classes, and actual hands on experiences in science classes. They are not over paid baby sitters, what is your solution letting sit home all day infront of the TV?
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