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    • Yonatan
    • 03.01.07 | 17:40 (IST)

    A first-year teacher with a bachelor's degree earns less than minimum wage. And this after all benefits and bonuses, such as they are. Check it out in the salary tables at the Israel Teachers' Organization website (Hebrew). Why would anyone with a sane mind and an IQ over 90 want to become a teacher? Perhaps a masochist? There are a few idealists to be found, mostly in special education and working with street gangs. But in general, the average of of the Israeli teacher is rising, because less new blood is being added. I guess the government wants us to reach the level of the Arab countries, so that we'll fit better into the region.

    from the article: Teachers to strike Thursday over lag in wage agreement
    First published 00:00 03.01.07 | Last updated 00:00 03.01.07
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