More. In the good old days of high standards many excellent teachers were women who accepted the low salaries because no one else would hire them. Salaries for teachers are still low compared to other professions and teachers are now forced to follow the dictates of the self styled "experts" in their think tanks. A recipe for disaster.. Let the teachers figure it out. Get rid of the think tanks. That will save allot of money. Get rid of all those tests. Let the teachers do their thing. Get rid of our armies of school administrators and the bureaucracies they run. My old school in London had a headmaster, one manager, one secretary, forty five teachers and 900 boys. We, they did fine.