The New Horizons concept was to give teachers more money but require them to work more hours at school. This was a rather disengenuous idea since most teachers have to work at home a significant number of hours just to keep up with the mounds of paperwork and class preparation required. To then require them to spend more hours at school only interferes with them trying to do their jobs. The rise in salary seems a lot, until you compare the total against disgustingly overpaid segments of the society like ports authority workers. In spite of a 20 hour classroom schedule, most teachers work at least another 20 at home as mentioned above. This does not count the numerous hours tutoring, talking to parents, and a host of required appearances at way too many meetings. So a teacher might get NIS 5-6000 under the new system. For 20 hrs only, the port worker gets NIS 38,000. So now I ask you, which profession does Israeli society value? Or are we just patsies for thugs?
from the article: Study: School reforms have not made teaching profession more attractive