This is an interesting point, and we believe an essential part of the equation required to rethink education. Finland has made this along with equality the main pillars of its successful educational system.
If we want to get serious about improving the quality of education globally, we need to improve the quality of teachers in the classroom. In order to do this we need to answer the following question: Why do people become teachers and how do we attract the best teachers to the profession?
Vikas Pota and The Varkey GEMS Foundation have stepped in, compiling the world's first comprehensive attempt to compare the status of teachers across the world.
-- You can read the Global Teacher Status index HERE