crazy Horse wrote:What kind of logic is that? Teaching is an important profession, but let's face it, almost anybody can do it. The bulldozer operator is a teacher when he passes on his knowledge to an apprentice. Volunteer coaches are teachers, parents are teachers every day of their life. Scout leaders, band leaders, preachers, hell even the guy giving pottery lessons on YouTube are teachers. You imply that without this batch of teachers the world would grind to a halt.
Teaching, true teaching, is more of an art than a profession. Teachers should be one of the most highly paid of the professions. Yes, right up there with doctors and, ahem, lawyers.
At least give them a cost-of-inflation wage increase.
Most of you understand the 15% increase over three years is a beginning bargaining position by the teachers. If the government was serious about doing their fricken jobs they would have more of an offer than "NO".