I agree with everything you said casiopea about blackboard , because in my country we still use it , the white board exists also , but the blackboard is still the most common because of the reasons which you mention.
harry , i think the thread is on the right way and all your expectations about it come true , it seems that you can predict the future:-D
Haven't been on for a while, since the server has apparently been having problems.
In answer to your question re: teacher salaries, the most recent data available seems to be for 2003-04. Nationallly, the reported average salary in that period was USD 45,000.
There are some things of interest. Although a great deal of money has been thrown at public education, through the Federal "No Child Left Behind" Act, the overall results have been limited at best. National standardized tests show that for all grades, performance competencies have remained largely flat since tests first began in the early 1970s. The greatest improvement has been mde by African Americans, while those of Hispanic origin have stayed flat or declined.
If you have further questions about educational problems in the U.S., please let me know. I have access to a lot of data, and will be happy to address any issues of interest to you.
It's really a very high salary. If I got half of it I'd be the happiest man in the world. Though while working at school I never think of the money. The teachers in Moscow have an average salary of $3000 a year. And what about the time? How long do teachers stay at school in the USA?
School year is coming to its end. Teachers are planning their summer holidays. Any ideas?
hi Harry , yes all the teachers are planning for their summer holiday except me:cry: :cry: because i will finish my exams by the end of june and after that by GOD's willing, i will work on my MA paper until December , so i think i will have dull plans for summer .I wish a happy holiday to you and to all the teachers but plz remember that somewhere there are other teachers who suffer like me and won't have a holiday:-D
I wish you good luck in passing your exams and also a lot of fun in summer. Remember if you don't have a rest you won't succeed in your exams. Cheers!
School will begin soon and I'd like to know if you hope to see any changes in the system of Education in your country this year.