Italian school teachers are the poorest in Europe

by Raffaele Nappi - 2017.07.14
Italian school teachers are the poorest in Europe
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Italian school teachers have just won the title of the “Poorest in Europe”.  This illustrious title was revealed by the latest study undertaken by the Organization for the Cooperation and Economic Development (OSCE) for the period 2005-2014. The results? Italy shared last place with Greece and France for the lowest monthly wage. The “Good School” which Italy’s last government hoped to create has not yet been formed. “Retribution and work conditions –explains  OCSE – are fundamental in attracting, developing and keeping highly qualified individuals”. In fact, teachers perform one of the most important and delicate roles of any country: they train, educate and support tomorrow’s adults. Ireland, on the other hand, represents a teacher’s paradise, with an overall salary increase of 10 % in 10 years. The paradox is completed by Germany, Finland and Luxemburg, all of whom pay their high-school teachers more than university professors.

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