Quote: Originally Posted by JLM
$70,000 a year is not "peanuts"!
no that isn't peanuts, but if the teachers had no power at all to fight back to a government who 'will
not' recognize their value, they would make much less, and then the teaching would fall drastically
to a low quality where only those who are willing to work for peanuts would be interested. We
want our teachers to be intelligent and pass that intelligence on to the students, and they should
be at a high level of pay, and that should remain so that others following would see it as a good
line of work to be in for their 'own' quality of lives, both financially and otherwise.
The teachers don't make the decision of the 'level' our the canadian education system, they teach it.
The level should be higher, but that is for another day, another subject, and i'm sure the teachers
will have good input on that subject, when asked.
none of us should begrudge the teachers for wanting to make a good living, and its too bad they
have to fight the government to get it.
someone mentioned that they shouldn't be allowed to have a union to represent them, what a joke,
then they would be door mats for the government, and none of them would want the job, they would
do something else, and who would blame them.