Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Teachers were more appreciated and valued by society in the past than they are nowadays. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

Since the dawn of education, appreciating teachers in a way that is appropriate for them has been a great challenge. Some believe that they have not been properly valued, despite all governmental attempts and media advertisements, while others don't think so. Nevertheless, I think that they are appraised more than ever before and I will illustrate my reasons in the following paragraphs. First and foremost is the utmost importance of education in modern life. Nowadays, you would hardly ever enter a good university, especially those known as Ivy League, without being in a great school and being taught by top-notch teachers. Entering the best universities means better work opportunities and wider options. Therefore, students, their parents, and school administrators have been investing more in professional instructors. For example, if somebody wants to study hot subjects such as dentistry, he/she would enter a great competition that needs high-skilled teachers or even tutors to achieve this goal. Moreover, their paychecks have been raising all these years, making teaching a great way of living. In past centuries, lecturers were not paid as much - their teaching was nearly free at that time. However, these days teachers have a great social status and high salaries. For example, in Scandinavian countries like Finland, the education system is of great importance for people and the government. Hence, teaching is one of the highest-paying jobs in that area. To put it in a nutshell, teachers have an enormous impact on students aiding them to enter better universities, and they also paid more than in past decades. Therefore, I think that their position is much higher than what it was in the past. But this does not mean that what exists is enough and there should always be an attempt to make their place a better one.
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