I am not sure if this is a thing of Argentina and my home country, which are incidentally two countries that pay very little their teachers, so I am interested to hear your stories.
Are teachers paid fairly in your home country? Can they live on their salary?
I am aware that a lot depends on where you live (urban/rural location) and what kind of spender are you, but I am surprised to hear of a friend, who is a teacher in a bilingual school (26 hours a week) and gives private classes on the side, who cannot live here.
He says he cannot afford to rent where he is currently living (San Isidro) and even less to support his family, as his partner is unemployed.
I have no idea of how much he actually earns - I guess around 40,000 ARS per month, which was roughly 1000 USD before the PASO and now 700 USD. He gets health insurance through his employer, so that one less expense.
To me, it doesn't seem an utterly low wage for Argentina. Algo no me cierra.
Anyway, I am pretty sure that teachers working in public school earn half of that or 60% of that amount. So, why do we treat our teachers so badly?