surprised not to see a thread on this yet, any opinions on the current situation? thoughts on whether the education system is doing a good job or could be improved? is there equal blame to go around for all parties? do the teachers get a good enough compensation package as it is for the work they do and how many hours they put in?
previous related/relavent threads:
i think teachers total compensation package is pretty fair on the upper end, not so starting off. but i also think there should be more of a graduated system between teacher training to being in the classroom. i also think there should be greater accountability for teachers and the work they do; ie if they're not doing a good job they should be subject to potential job discipline or even dismissal. there's lots of blame to go around, but who carries the greater burden of the disfunction that does exist? the gov't? the union - bctf? teachers themselves?
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