So it's tough, so we shouldn't talk about how to solve it? Is that your opinion?
I actually asked you to talk and stop spouting fluff. Thats my opinion.
We could start with models used in the private sector… Every year, my manager talks to people I work with, people that have worked on projects I've been a part of, and if possible gets feedback from any customers I've worked with. He formulates an opinion of me and my work and of all others on our team and basically ranks us. Then he gets a pool of money (if there is any based on economic conditions for the company for the year) and divides it up based on his professional opinion on who should get what amount of the pool. (from the pool he will try and bring under earners up, keep his star performers motivated, and give little to the plugs…. Those are his levers as a manager.
Sounds like a great system The bottom line is if you sell, it's your sales that position you. Customer service plays into it of course (if you're looking for repeat business) but if your customer service sucks, you fizzle out on returning business. You have a VERY EASY scale. You sell, you earn.
Just curious who are the all these people we are talking to in the school system? You have kids, parents, teachers, admin, school board. Thats about it.
If you have good admin they will have a general idea who is doing a good job and who isn't. Admin has multiple avenues to apply pressure. Poor performing teachers either comply or get faced with a number of deterrents. You rarely here about these taking place because they happen behind closed doors for good reason. An unready struggling teacher would be even less effective if the students found out they are under the gun. Trust me when I say that shitty teachers will get the shitty end of the stick a tonne.
You keep talking about your magical private sector. This is a school not a Walmart. Just face it. You have no idea no things run in the school system. The more you talk the more obvious it becomes.
If those models don't work, I think we could come up with ones that do. But why attack anyone that wants to engage in a conversation about it.
Do you think you're the first person who has thought of performance based earnings for teachers? If by attack you mean pointing out obvious flaws in your theories then I guess I'm guilty.
So basically, if I don't have kids, I don't have a right to an opinion about how my taxes are spent? Is that your position?
Basically if you don't have kids you have no clue whats going on in schools right now. Thats my position.
And I see my hunch was bang on with you at least.
If the BCTF says at any point: Fine, we'll take the same wage deal as other public sector workers, but class size/composition is now our only issue, I think the discussion would be much different
I will def agree with that. Pretty sure that teachers have tried a similar approach to this before and got the shaft.