Teachers' Day in Iran
Teachers' Day in Iran is held on May 2. This event in the first decade of the month May is annual. Help us
Hundreds of teachers are protesting across Iran to demand a fair pay, adjustment of pensions, and the release of their detained colleagues.
Only the teachers employed by the Education Ministry are considered officially hired. The majority of teachers in Iran are not officially employed by the Education Ministry.
Unofficial teachers are hired by intermediary private companies on temporary contracts. They have different names but all of them are literally exploited by the regime. Their salaries are way below the minimum wage set by the Labor Ministry. At the same time, they do not receive any benefit, insurance, overtime fee, etc. for long hours of hard work.
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Teacher Appreciation Week in USA on May 6 (Begins on the first Monday of May);
National Teacher Appreciation Day in USA on May 7 (Celebrated annually on Tuesday of the first full week of May);
National Bike to School Day in USA on May 8 (Held on Wednesday the first full week of May);