Letters to the Editor

Increase not needed, teachers already make decent wage

Now that the numbers have been made public knowledge, one must ask himself if the teachers have valid reasons to be asking for the items that they insist on getting.

They have been after reducing class sizes for some time. The teachers’ union has said that there are about 41,000 teachers in the public school system in the province. Also it was made public knowledge that there are approximately 570,000 students in the public school system. That averages to about 14 students to each teacher. Should we the taxpayers decide to hire more teachers in order to reduce class sizes? That would increase the cost of educating our children and I think that this cost is already too high.

Also there are 41,000 teachers and about 860 public schools in the province, that averages out to about 47 teachers in each school, a little high don’t you think?

On a newscast it was said that we the taxpayers would save $11million a day when the teachers go on strike. Eleven million divided by 41,000 comes to $268 per day for each teacher, not a bad wage, I think. There are a lot of people in this province that are earning a lot less.

Let’s not drive the cost of education to a high, in order not to lose public funded education completely.

 

R.R. Wendland

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