Singapore ranked No. 7 in the Teacher Status Index, a measure of respect accorded to teachers.China is No. 1 on the Index, followed by Greece and Turkey. The only other Asian country ahead of Singapore is South Korea (No. 4).
On average, people here believe the fair wage for a teacher should be below the actual wage by almost 14 per cent. In South Korea, Japan, Israel and the United States, people too think teachers should be paid less.
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