Tuesday, April 16, 2019
How Respected Is Teaching Worldwide?
A survey produced by a think tank found that China has the highest respect for teaching while Brazil has the lowest. The study was done for 35 countries worldwide and the top five countries that respect teachers are as follows:
By contrast, the lowest five are as follows:
The United States is about in the middle at number 16.
The top three countries, China, Malaysia, and Taiwan show teachers the same respect as doctors wile the lowest five countries treat teachers as social workers, the lowest professional occupation. The United States and most European countries equate teachers with librarians.
As for NYC teachers? If you ask me, the DOE thinks of teachers as replaceable widgets and probably thinks of them the same way as they treat the mail room employees at Tweed.