Meanwhile, in the larger, 2014 study, male teachers were three times as likely as female teachers to say they were dissatisfied with teaching. Teachers do not earn a lot of money in Jordan, but men are still expected to be the primary breadwinners in families. So male teachers are more likely to work second or third jobs as tutors or even taxi drivers in order to augment their small salaries. One Jordanian student told me about a male biology teacher he’d had who was so exhausted by his two other jobs that he used to close the blinds in first period and go to sleep.
On three consecutive Saturdays in the summer, nearly seven miles of New York City's streets are opened up for everyone to play, walk, bike and breathe. Summer Streets, an annual celebration of the city's most valuable public space, its streets, provides space for healthy recreation and encourages New Yorkers to use more sustainable forms of transport. Part bike tour, part walking tour, part block party, it is a great time for exercise, people watching or just enjoying summer mornings. In 2012, more than 250 000 people took advantage of the event. Its route extends from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park, along Park Avenue and connecting streets, with easy side travel options on low-traffic streets to the Hudson River Greenway, Harlem, Brooklyn and Governors Island, allowing participants to plan a route as long or short as they wish. All activities are free of charge and designed for people of all ages and ability levels to share the streets respectfully.