teachers

Anger over Substitute Teacher Dismissals

The planned dismissal of 448,000 substitute teachers throughout China has generated angry comments from netizens. A few days ago, ChinaHush translated news reports about the lay-offs and posted photos illustrating the difficult...

China’s Rural Teachers Join Rumble Of Unrest

From Reuters: They are old, angry and have mobile phones, and they worry China’s protest-wary leaders. Teachers across rural China, many long retired or forced from classrooms, have joined a recent surge of protests, with...

New Rules for Teachers After China Earthquake

From AP: China is requiring more ethical responsibility from teachers following the highly publicized case of a high school teacher who fled his classroom during last month’s earthquake without making sure his students...

China Teacher Sacked For Running From Quake School

From Reuters: A Chinese high school teacher has been sacked and denounced by local media and Internet users for fleeing a classroom before his students during last month’s devastating earthquake. Fan Meizhong, a...

China Addresses Income Gap Between Urban, Rural Teachers – Xinhua

From Xinhua: China’s Compulsory Education Law which took effect last September stipulates that the local average wage for teachers should not be lower than that of civil servant. Teachers’ wages generally comprise two parts: “basic income” and “structural income” which varies according to rank, school and region….[Full Text] See also “A Generation of Rural Teachers […]

Teachers Strike in Guangzhou – John Kennedy

From Global Voices Online: Teachers in Huadu, an outlying suburb of Southern China metropolis Guangzhou went on strike yesterday in front of the local district government building yesterday, calling for higher wages. A thorough look through Google search results for “Huadu” “teacher” and “protest” suggests a media blackout, which the teachers seem to have expected, […]

Professor’s pay slip highlights teachers’ dilemma – Guo Qiang

From China Daily: People may think that professors, especially those at famous universities, are wealthy, but they say they are rather poor. Assistant professor at prestigious Peking University A Yi made it clear his monthly salary of 4,768 yuan (US$601) was not enough on his online web log and claimed there would be no way […]

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