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On our last full day (Wednesday) Guido and I took a early morning taxi to meet Mohamed at a private school where he also teaches. Al Falah III Private School, Taza, was new. Only three years old, the 3 story structure housed k-12. First floor was primary, second was middle, and third was high school students (about 100 high school students, 300 total for all enrolled). This was a nice facility. Whiteboards in some rooms, library, basketball court, labs, etc. For those who can afford these schools, it's the place to be. Public school teachers like Mohamed seek these teaching positions, too. Mohamed teaches English at Ali Ben Barri HS (public) on certain days, and English at this school. His schedule (like most teachers) resembles more of a college instructor than our HS teachers'. While a public teaching position pays little, it's pretty much guaranteed employment. Private schools pay much better, but you can be fired at any time. Mohamed was proud of his students, who had presentations to show us and questions to ask. We had a great visit. The photos show the school, students, and contrast vividly with the public school photos I've posted earlier.
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