Chavez Raises Venezuelan Teachers’ Salaries 40%

Caracas, Oct 6 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan
President Hugo Chavez announced a 40-percent salary increase of
teachers, a measure that will be implemented as of November.

In the framework of the presentation Friday for professional
training advances of Bolivarian teachers, the statesman expressed the
will to be financially responsible with this sector.

"You are quite sure that we will do everything possible to
continue rising standard of living, not only with the basic salary but
also with social security and housing plans," stated the country's

In an exchange with education representatives, Chavez
exhorted debate at schools on the constitutional reform project, aimed
to strengthening the construction of the socialism in the country.

This action has several specific aims, among them the
analysis of the philosophical, political and conceptual foundations,
programs and projects of the Bolivarian Education System and its
relationship to teaching.

Source: Prensa Latina