Ben Compton <BCOMPTON@novell.com> writes:
>I'd agree that teachers are knowledge based workers. Why are they not paid
>more money? I don't know. It's tragic. I believe the privatization of
>education would increase teachers salary, but that would preclude many
>children from having a reasonable opportunity for a good education.
>Are teachers salaries reflective of the value we, as a society, place on
>formal education? I certainly hope not, but I'm beginning to draw that
>IMHO, our parsimony discourages intelligent and competent people from
>pursuing a career as a teacher. This clearly impacts the quality of public
>education, which in turn excites public opinion, bringing into question,
>yet again, the value of our teachers. What a vicious cycle!
>Maybe this cycle has, in part, given rise to the number of people turning
>to private and home school for their children's education.
I do subscribe to the above view. Here in India the quality of Teachers
and thereby the Teaching is facing the similar problem - may be in
different way and degree - and poses a threat to the next generation that
if the status quo is maintained we in india are going to see no
significant change in any walk of life.
"I V N S Raju" <IVNSR@anand.nddb.ernet.in>
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