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Poll: Do teachers make enough money?

What do you think?

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TEACHERS IN IRELAND are among the best paid in the world, with average starting salaries of €32,825 in 2013, compared to €28,036 in other countries.

But they also work longer hours and with bigger classes than their international counterparts, according to new research.

The OECD Education At A Glance report found that Ireland has one of the highest rates of teaching time, with primary school teachers working 915 hours a year, significantly higher than the EU average of 756 hours.

This morning, we’re asking: Do teachers make enough money? 

Poll Results:

No (7677)
Yes (7121)
They make too much (3021)
Not sure (1047)

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Catherine Healy

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