The reality of the job? You are trying to prevent disruption in the classroom, taking the pressure off teachers.
So there are two adults in the class, right?
How many pupils an average class have?
Is there fixed curriculum for all kids or they choose what subjects they want to learn?
Its not really there is a lot of money thrown at education here than in Poland
But the things you have written clearly suggest the opposite.
Staff of Polish school consists of:
- school principle (one of the teachers, usually doesn't teach aymore)
- vice-principle (one of the teachers, usually still have some lessons)
- a secretary (yes, only one)
- a school "psychologist" (actually it's usually not a psychologist but I can't find any better word for that position; it's someone who deals with kids' non-educational problems)
A Polish teacher has to deal with about 30 pupils on lesson and has no support. He also does all the paper work (statistics, assetments etc.)
each science department has at least one technician who is responsible for preparing the equipment
When I was at school usually the equipment was about 50 years old. Experiments were done by teachers not pupils, and it's not that all chemistry lessons were ilustarted with them.
Poland is worlds apart