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Raising Teachers’ Salaries to Improve Children’s Education

It’s no secret: teachers in the USA are not given the respect they deserve. These are the people who are shaping America’s future, but in many states, they are underpaid for their invaluable services to today’s youth. Now, with President Obama’s desire to improve the quality of education that children in our nation receive, it’s time to step back and take a look at the important role that teachers have in this process.

“Teaching in the U.S. is unfortunately no longer a high-status occupation,” said Andreas Schleicher, who monitors an international achievement test known as Pisa. “Despite the characterization of some that teaching is an easy job, with short hours and summers off, the fact is that successful, dedicated teachers in the U.S. work long hours for little pay and, in many cases, insufficient support from their leadership.”

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Korean Students Rewarded For Good Grades With Plastic Surgery

Edu in Review has reported previously about students being rewarded or bribed with money for exceptional grades, and even social media programs that offer similar themed programs, but now half a world away comes a different reward: plastic surgery.

Teenagers have long coveted plastic surgery across the world. Unhappy with their physical appearance and perhaps the pressures and self esteem troubles often associated with the years of a developing adolescence, teenage surgeries account for a substantial number of procedures in today’s culture.

As a result of this, many South Korean parents have chosen to reward good grades, above average standardized test scoring, college admission acceptance or even college or high school completion, with their student’s desired plastic surgery procedure.

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