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Neatkarīgā - Latvia | Friday, August 29, 2014

Teachers are Latvia's heroes

After three months of summer holidays the pupils in Latvia return to school this Monday. The national-conservative daily Neatkarīgā praises the Latvian teachers' high level of commitment: "Almost all teachers are asking themselves whether they chose the right profession and whether it wouldn't be better to throw in the towel and leave the country. Being a teacher in Latvia isn't easy - it's a mission. ... Teachers work nights as watchmen and then go to school to teach the next day - they only earn 420 euros a month. And they won't get any more in the foreseeable future either because right now Latvia has bigger problems with the Russian food product embargo and swine flu. ... On September 1 the teachers will greet their pupils with smiling faces. They are our heroes because they can get by with a pittance. And they'll go on working that hard so the state has a future."

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