Primary school teachers in England are among the youngest in the world but they still earn almost £4,000 more on average than their counterparts across the rest of the OECD.
The average salary for a primary teacher in the OECD countries was £24,690 in 2011, compared to £28,660 in England.
The report found England\’s primary teachers delivered 684 hours of lessons in 2011, significantly below the OECD average of 786 hours.
In Chile, teachers spent 1,120 hours in front of their classes, while teachers in the United States clocked up 1,097 hours of teaching time in 2011.
They\’re getting more pay for fewer hours…..and I seriously doubt that anyone thinks that the education system is better. Clearly we should cut pay so as to be average.
For isn\’t that what we\’re repeatedly told? That we should indeed be like other places in our pay and equality and so on and on?