russia.jpg Teachers Demonstrate in Russia Russian teachers are planning to go on strike in January if their demands are not met The government has not taken their demands seriously and meanwhile Prime Minister Putin  has offered them a 6% pay rise - which amounts to about $6 a month. At present teachers do not even earn the minimum wage and their salaries are pegged to class size - a system which I have not come across anywhere else in the world. We would very much like to hear from teachers in Russia about the education system there and teachers' campaigns. Please contact mary@teachersolidarity.com To read more about this story go to: http://www.themoscownews.com/society/20101119/188215980.html