Re: B.C. School teachers - What would be fair?Mar 2nd, 2012
Because the BCTF likes none of the above yardsticks. They don't even like handing out ribbons at sports day because the kids that didn't win might have their feelings hurt. They have lowered our education standards to the lowest common denominator where the poor learners are coddled and the best and brightest are left to their own devices. Worse they have managed to convince the parents of every kid that they can label "special needs" that it is their right to have special teachers and assistants for each kid.At the highest pay in Canada with 2 weeks paid vacation when Great aunt Marthas budgie dies or anyone they know has a cold.. Not a single care about the taxpayer.[/QUOTE]
That is exactly why Gov't. is so high priced. When I worked for them, everyone within a classification reached the top pay scale within 3 or 4 years, time being the only criteria- ability or job performance didn't enter into it. Much of the time people got promoted because of who they knew not what they knew! Sickening.
I think the biggest part of the issue is that politicians are paying themselves first. They're not investing in the long game that would naturally pay them well, instead they're making the top of the pyramid heavy, while undermining the base. But that's not the teachers' faults. Disallowing them pay because politicians took too much makes no sense. That's for the politicians to be accountable for.