Georgia: Grappling with Teacher Troubles

According to official data, Georgian teachers earn on average about $200 per month. (Photo: Molly Corso)

In 1960, the Georgian poet Ioseb Noneshvili lauded teachers as role models and pillars of society who were endowed with the “light of knowledge.” But his patriotic vision collapsed with the Soviet Union: in today’s Georgia, becoming a teacher is no longer every “child’s wish.” This shift in attit

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Monica Ellena is a Tbilisi-based freelance journalist, who has worked previously as an elementary school teacher in Italy and a university instructor in Georgia.

Georgia: Grappling with Teacher Troubles

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