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Into the numbers – Teachers income Vs. market average income

It is time to concentrate in the teachers income. As I mentioned in a previous conversation done in the subject of “constructive education“, to promise the creation of a better education system, some fundamental changes are required.

Education is a big and complicated subject. For the sake of promising a real and countable change, the field of education need to be seen as to two different branch, that require separate reforms. The first is related to the fundamental ideas behind education and the second is related to how we are passing the information to the young generation.

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The education of our young generation, is done by teachers in public and private institutions around the world. It is a demanding and exhausting profession. It requires constant concentration, patient, self-motivation and belief in the cause. To maintain such a capacity for a long period (more than 30 years), a system of rewards is needed.

In the case of education, except the obvious reward related to the self satisfaction of taking part in helping kids and adolescence growing to become a better version of themselves, I find that two other reward systems are needed for the sake of promising that the right term are given to teachers during their career. A fair amount of respect from the parent and a good income.

The salaries of teachers is a problematic subject. It is not a secret that the wages of the educational sector are low or insufficient to one life. As you will see in the list bellow, the subject requires a serious reform worldwide.

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The list above compares the average salary of a teacher to its local market in 28 countries. This information represents the statistics of 2015. I did not manage to find more recent statistics, but I’m sure no big difference have been made.

As you can see, in the majority of the countries the salary of a teacher after 10 years of experience, is lower than the average income of its country of residence. Only 8 countries are giving to their teachers a salary that is at least 10% higher than the national average. Not having enough income, is without a doubt a good reason to lose one patient or lose motivation.

The job of teaching our young population is one of the most important jobs in our societies. I truly believe that teacher should get higher salaries. It’s incredible to know that advisers, bankers, sales person and politician get higher income than teachers.

There is many ways to free funds for the sake of increasing teachers salary. for example, we can lower the politician salaries or increase the profit taxes for cooperation’s that are doing big profits (many companies exists). Those are only two out of many ways that are available for the sake of creating such a change in our current economy. It is a matter of prioritization of our government and our society.

For the creation of a better educational system, a change need to be done not only in the philosophy of what we are teaching the young generation. A parallel change need to be done in the way we approach and evaluate our teaching sector. Those are the two polls holding our educational system. fixing one without the other will not bring us the result we are searching for. Our future is in the hand of our young generation. Their future is determined by the educational system of our days. Is there something more meaningful and important than that?

Please share with me your opinion. Awareness and open conversation are the key for the creation of a better future.

Learn more about “Constructive education” today.

Information taken for the following sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_average_wage

https://data.oecd.org/eduresource/teachers-salaries.htm

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Start Signing petitions today – You can change the world

Start signing petitions on a weekly basic, is a fantastic way to actively create a better world. It is true that for a single person that do not want to engage himself to much in changing the world, not many real possibility exist. Petition is by far one of the available solutions. Living in the a big city, can make individuals feel small and unimportant. I heard it from many people I spoke with about changing the world. Here is a way to start making the difference.

With the development of the mega cities and the global platform, the world problems has become abstract for many people. This recent developments has positioned governments, banks and our justice system far and detached from the population they need to serve. Many of us lives with the feeling something is wrong and would probably like to do something about it. But due to the lack of available tools, the majority of the people just accept on themselves the reality. This acceptance by the people have a name, It is called “Learned helplessness“.

Petition makes the difference. Especially if they are managed by serious organisations. It is true that many of them do not bring to a big change. But they are giving the power needed for the fighting people and prove that we actually care. There is something extraordinary in following the petition you singed. It give satisfaction and makes you feel you are part of something bigger than yourself. Something we all need.

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If people will start signing 3 petition a week, the world will probably start looking better. Not only because of the positive feeling It gives in the morning. Which can bring to many the energy they are missing when waking up. but because if more activism will be done in the subject, it will give the right organisation more power. Which will probably make the self interest cooperation’s and politicians think a bit more, before acting against the people they suppose to serve.

People in this world actually care. They want to change the world and they need your help. It is free, very comfortable and take only a few moment. Start signing petition today.

Many petition made a real difference, I’m personally engaged in signing petition in the following websites:

Change.org – Actual petition that worked by this organisation. Corporations stop funding anti-gay discrimination. Teen magazines stop Photoshopping models. Beef industry ditches pink slime. Cell phone companies take on domestic violence

Amnesty International – This organisation is changing the world and making the difference on a global scale.

Avaaz.org

This is only a small list out of many options of endless organisation that need your help. Now that you know you can help, you just need to start. 1 Petition is better than 0. a small help is always better than non. Take actions today.

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