- February 22, 2013 - 13:44
What nonsense. With only half as many students in the school system as a generation ago, and now with 1 teacher for every 13 students, teaching positions should be the first thing cut. This is just typical teacher's unions tactics of saying, "If you cut our jobs, your children will be the ones to pay!" Teachers know that they are on the chopping block too. The union was pretty quick to get this campaign rolling. I'm sorry for the teachers, but let's be honest, with an aging population, NL needs more focus on geriatric medicine and long-term care (e.g., nursing homes) - not retaining teacher staff levels.
- February 22, 2013 - 07:30
One place they can find savings in the education field is to not increase the pay of every teacher who decides to complete their Masters Degree, only to increase their pension! In most places you can improve your education but until a job comes up to meet those qualifications, you dont get a pay raise. ie...nurse practitioners. These teachers do their Masters, come back to their exact same jobs and get a $20,000 raise! Until their duries(principal, guidance councellor,etc) change they should not be availing of this. Also...some teachers go on education leave to achieve this too. Wow!!!!! Anyways...this is my opinion on how they can make some savings in the education field! I am sure it will go over well...lol.