Teachers in the Helsinki, Finland, region say administrative work and student discipline has become burdensome and less time is being spent on teaching. According to a recent survey, teachers say an increasing number of responsibilities have been shifted from the government to schools, and they also are under more pressure from parents. "Nowadays teachers have plenty of work other than standing in front of a blackboard with a pointer. The issue is how things in school are organised," one teacher said in the survey.
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