Thursday, August 10, 2006

Teaching Crisis in Honduras - Prensa Latina

My fellow teachers in Honduran schools make just over 3$ an hour. That is at least 1/4 what a first year foreign hire teacher makes at EIS. These teachers deserve our help and support. Without them, the future of this country is dire.

Teaching Crisis in Honduras - Prensa Latina: "Teaching Crisis in Honduras

Tegucigalpa, Ago 8 (Prensa Latina) Honduras was under an apparent calm after the government and teacher s unions discussed about an eventual solution to the crisis of the national educational system.

Around 2.5 million children and teenagers are without classes since the Teaching Organization Federations of that Central American nation began a strike in demand of salary improvements last August...

Among demands is the payment of $3.07 an hour and an increase of $1.16 per lesson starting next year, but president Manuel Zelaya only has offered them an increase of ten cents per hour."

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