Instead of merit pay, raise teacher’s salaries to the national level

Op-ed By Jim Wilson published in the Montreal Gazette Nov 24, 2011

“In Quebec, there is no merit pay for any teacher. Yet without any criteria, senior bureaucrats at school boards and within the education ministry routinely receive thousands of dollars in performance bonuses.

A recent survey found that Quebec’s teachers rank dead last in Canada in both the minimum and maximum pay scales.

In terms of per-pupil expenditures, Quebec spends a similar amount to, if not more than, some other provinces. But the allotment for teachers’ salaries is disproportionately low.

This province’s teachers do not need merit pay. More appropriate would be standard salary increases to bring Quebec teachers to the level enjoyed by their colleagues in the rest of the country.”

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