As explained by the Minister of education and science Karlis Sadurskis, new model of remuneration of teachers provides a new ratio of teachers and students. In this academic year in municipal and state schools have 28 367 teachers and learning 207 686 children. Since 2009 the number of students decreased by 30 thousand (from 237 434 children), and teachers became even more.
The new model will be ratio of 11.86 student on average per teacher.
In Republican cities, this proportion should be 16.5:1, the edges with the number of students 3.5 per 1 sq. km — 14:1, in edge cities is 12.5:1, the proportion of edges will depend on population density.
Sadurskis admits that the change in the proportions of pupils and teachers may cause differences in the reform debate.