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Teachers' Pay Lags Farthest Behind Other Professionals in US, Study Finds

Teachers' Pay Lags Farthest Behind Other Professionals in US, Study Finds

Deb Matthews, Ontario's minister of advanced education and skills development, said the OECD report is further evidence that college and university "remains a worthwhile investment for students for their future" and noted the government's new student aid program that provides students from lower-income homes with free tuition - they receive more in non-repayable grants than they have to pay in fees.

Teachers in England also saw their salaries decline by 12 per cent over the same period, with both nations facing problems in recruiting new staff for schools. The average age of teachers increases from 43 in primary education to 45 in upper secondary education.

The report said the net public benefit of tertiary education in terms of, for example, higher tax payments outweighed the costs to the government.

The report showed the proportion of 25 to 34-year-olds with no secondary qualifications had halved since 2000, dropping from 31 percent to the OECD average of 16 percent.

The report also compares teacher salaries across OECD countries. The data, from 2015, y say that a master of Primary cobra at start of his career, an average of 28.129 euros gross per year and after 15 years of experience, earn 32.389 euros (gross).

The survey highlights the heavy burden of "non-teaching tasks", such as meetings with students and parents and extracurricular activities, shouldered by Japanese elementary, junior and senior high school teachers, compared with other countries. And at every grade level, US teachers work longer hours than their global counterparts.

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"At 169 days for primary and 173 days for lower secondary, Latvia has one of the shortest school years in compulsory education of all OECD countries as well as the lowest total number of compulsory instruction hours for students of all OECD countries", the OECD experts said. In contrast, female teachers in primary and lower secondary education earn virtually the same as women with a tertiary degree in other fields.

General Secretary Kieran Christie said the report is testament to a system that "is working hard and achieving successful outcomes for Ireland's young people".

The education sector is being hit heavily by slow growth in real-term pay, according to online supply teacher portal The Supply Register.

Israel ranked eighth in graduation rates, with 92% graduating in all levels of education, making it one of the most educated populations in the OECD.

Meanwhile, the early education sector says it would like to see more attention paid to getting three-year-olds into pre-school. The fields with the highest shares of women amongst new entrants are health and welfare (79 per cent) and education (70 per cent).

The Latvian teachers' salaries are the lowest among the member states of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) but about 20% higher compared to similarly educated workers, according to the latest worldwide report "Education at a Glance 2017: OECD Indicators", informs LETA.


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