I founded a large mentoring program in my city. I was often told I was a natural teacher. But I made more money as a scientist. Unfortunately, teachers dont make the cash today
^^^ (lol) Teachers have NEVER made a lot of money.
And many years ago, if you taught in a rural area, the teacher's pay was supplemented with wares/produce provided by the local residents from their farms: eggs/vegetables, etc...and chopped wood or sometimes coal for the winter.
Teachers pay is not the greatest in the world.
And a lot of people fail to see how challenging this job really is.
Teachers have can have a child for 60% of that child's day. And it's not one child we are teaching it's MANY....In my class right now there are 19 children, all coming from different backgrounds.
Teachers don't get the benefit of the doubt.
Finland has the best education in the world. When their students graduate, they are technically proficient and can speak at least four languages. Their teachers come from the top ten percent of their academic graduates. They also pay them well. Their country made a commitment to educational acheivement. Their economy is not in a recession