Education: Teacher Is Fed Up

Britain's meek and undemanding state schoolteachers have long existed on rock-bottom salaries. Out of a deep responsibility to the profession, they put up with pay that starts at $1,456 a year (against a national average wage of $2,184 a year) and rises after 17 years' service to a maximum of $2,800. Many of them must do without such attributes of affluence as refrigerators, washing machines, books, records, playgoing and holidays abroad. Few own cars; typical of those who do is London Geography Teacher Bruce Given, 49, father of three, who recently bought his first, a 1938 model that cost $140. "It...

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