If women are not financially independent, they cannot feel secure. Even in the sweetest of marriages, a woman needs that economic freedom and power.
Teachers in developing countries have most of the time annually renewable contracts. In order to ensure a clean, healthy physical environment in school buildings, teachers need to have a contract that make them feel secure.
Teachers do not get the respect, the freedom, the compensation, or the rewards that many of them deserve. The way that teacher salaries are set in is nonsensical. Effectiveness in the classroom does not lead to higher salaries. A dynamic teacher and a weak teacher have the same salary! A teacher's experience must push him/her higher up the scale. Each September, teachers on the main pay scale must move to the next point on the scale.
A proper teacher contract should take into consideration health insurance, life insurance, working days, vacation and sick days, a step program, and cost of living increase. Unused sick days must be exchange for a bonus.
A teacher contract must also stress professional growth and it must cover the time frame of one school year.
Since we do not have a tax-free salary, then the school must pay the teacher for one school year.
Teachers play an important role in shaping the minds of our youth, by engaging, inspiring and challenging them. People who choose to teach as a career do it because they love to teach.
Therefore, teachers deserve your support and your gratitude.