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The best way to increase education quality is to increase teachers' salary.

There is a belif that the low income of teachers leads to the poor quality of education .What's you opinion about the topic ?If you don't agree with the topic , what do you think is the best way to improve the education quality.

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  • Jul 25 2012: The best way to increase education quality is to increase teachers' education.
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      Jul 25 2012: I agree!

      One way (maybe the best way atm) to do it is increase teachers' salary like the topic says. The salary increase is a demand for better teachers. And when the better teachers decide to take the job, there becomes a conflict between older teachers and newer teachers. And ultimately, the better/newer teachers will win, because they're better and more educated in general at the job than the previous ones.
      • Jul 25 2012: It's not a good categorization: Newers and olders. Brain and experiences are not in age, they are in brain. The best way to improve education are changing the topics (I mean the syllabus) or the way they are being explained to us. I'm a student, and I think ministry of education must change the topics we are learning because they are not enough, and not making us think.
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          Jul 25 2012: I think you are correct. I think you have realized that something is wrong with society and you want to fix it. And you may find that other people like me, believe in your idea and have also realized that education is the source problem that needs to be fixed. When more people like you and me start believing in this common idea, we have now created a demand for change. We want things to change because we believe that the current system doesn't fix the source of the issue. Thus, when the demand becomes so high (more people believe in the same thing), eventually supply will respond. We now have writers writing articles telling everyone that this is what's wrong with society and we need to fix it. We now have politicians trying to fix things in government and debating new laws or bills. We now have economists who think that spending should go towards education. Eventually we will have better teachers as a result of the collaborative effort of the common belief. We now have all these people from different fields doing what they can to correct change because they all believe in one common goal, which is that the source of the problem needs to be fixed.
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          Jul 25 2012: This is how I think society works. Our previous generation did the same to their previous generation. That previous generation did the same to their previous generation. And so on...

          You maybe right, Newers and Olders may not be a good way of categorization, but without a doubt there's a reason why the Newers believe in different things than the Olders. Or else, African-Americans may be stuck as slaves because no one believed it was wrong.

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