In my opinion the teachers don't deserve a raise. What they deserve is a proper teaching enviroment (1 Learning Support Kid for class is the most important one, and a few other things).
* many teachers including the ones I know personally weren't happy about having so many (3-6) support kids in their classes while other classes had maybe (0-3). Ruins the teaching enviroment for them and wastes their time as well as the students time (creating easier quizzes/tests, seating arrangements, various phone calls to send the kid(s) to LST, BASES, OFFICE,W/E , etc.).
Teachers are paid well for what they do. Yes, there are some great, and I mean great teachers but then there are some lazy ass .... that can't even teach the easiest of classes.
- Fav. teachers , Grade 12 Law, Grade 8 Science, Grade 7, Grade 4 for sure.
- Worst teachers , Grade 11/12 Accounting/Marketing , Grade 9 English , Grade 8 Math
I wouldn't pay to have some of these lazy teachers being paid to sit at their desk looking up whatever they want on their laptops (mainly stock market trends, mls.ca, facebook, sports websites, youtube, etc.)
^ I've seen them......
Putting the money meant for raises into building new schools and getting rid of portables would be a much better alternative.
As a University student I really couldn't care less (doesn't affect me) but if they get a raise I would like to see a slight raise.
- I heard that the teachers wanted extra sick days for family/friend related events, is that true?
Ex. If a friends, parent is sick they are allowed to miss a day of work... someone told me this, I don't believe that they would got that far...
I had a good GPA in high school (3.5+/4) so when I'm talking about the "bads" they are true. I'm not some idiot claiming that a teacher is bad because she failed me, blah, blah, blah.
I don't agree with you, but at least you made actual points. Holy heck, all the others against it just made immature statements, based on nothing.
I think specifically High School teachers deserve to make more. BC should be higher than 9th best income for teachers nationally. I know some people who work in warehouses who make more than some teachers I know. That is just ridicules. BC, Vancouver, and the surrounding places around Van, is the most expensive place live in the country, and the wages have to reflect that. If not the best teachers in the province, could leave.
They are not asking for the moon here, these people just wanted more equal benefits to what is offered around the country. And just because you may have had 1 or 2 bad teachers in your life, does not mean they are all bad.