Actually, this is part of an article which was originally composed (in Hebrew) by a frustrated teacher following the Ministry of Education's decision to launch a grandiose plan in order to solve an acute problem of the education system. As you surely understood, the reason for this problem is the lack of qualified teachers in the education system and the negative consequences of this situation either on the teaching level or the students' education.
According to this plan, high-quality academicians will be trained to teach as high school teachers, in return for double salaries compared to salaries of teachers who are not included in this plan.
Since the story has triggered your curiosity, I hope you would be so kind as to correct the rest of the article... Thank you in advance and thank you for your corrections so far!
By the way, I'd like to ask RonBee why not: "a fresh teacher"? Does it have a negative meaning?
As for: "hold the same scope of position" I wanted to emphasis that the two teachers work exactly the same hours. How do I express that?
Here is the rest of the article:
However, instead of addressing the problem within an overall reform, which can attract high quality manpower into the educational system, our government has preferred to make a move in public relations. Both the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Finance could have come up with a real solution like significantly improving the employment conditions of the existing teachers and raising their qualification level. Regrettably, they have chosen the cheapest and the easiest solution of all, which will not only fail to solve the problem in the long term, but may cause discrimination and bad blood between teachers.
Therefore, starting with the next school year, any local teacher must know that the Ministry of Education deems his or her work as not good enough and thereby, his or her salary will be less than those "high quality academicians" who will earn, in addition to their salaries, generous premiums.
To the knowledge of the readers and our distinguished ministers who have decided on discriminating between "high quality academicians" and the rest of the teachers – I am an academician myself. I've B.A. in physics and chemistry and M.A. in Jewish philosophy. In addition, I've acquired a teaching certificate for which I've worked hard for two years. As far as I'm concerned, there is a limit to the humiliation I'm ready to sustain.
Therefore, I've already notified the school's headmaster that in case a former hi-tech employee will be teaching alongside me in the next year and will earn as twice as much as me, I'll no longer work at her school.
[The paragraph below until: "do not exist" has been corrected by billmcd and Raymott]
My decision just became stronger after I turned directly to one of the officials in the Ministry of Education in charge of that plan, complaining about the discrimination. The official's answer to my complaint was: "I'm sorry that it isn't possible to pay all the teachers higher salaries, however, the position you hold includes some advantages that can't be found in this special plan". Because she didn't elaborate, it is unclear what advantages she had in mind. Personally, I tend to believe that those advantages simply do not exist…
It is highly questionable whether, let's say, three years from now those "high quality academicians" will still be willing to hold their educational positions when tens of thousands of their annual salaries will be cut. Very likely they will not.
Judging from this move of the Ministry of Education, it seems that the road to rescue the educational system by its officials is paved with bad intentions. And if it is so, it would be better if they try to reach hell, at least "the road to hell is paved with good intentions…"