Originally Posted by isired
The problem with teachers is, how do you stop the good, long term teachers with higher salaries from getting replaced with new teachers with lower salaries when the budget gets tighter?
Are you implying Teachers should not face the same difficulties as we age that every other profession does? The difficulty of competing with cheaper, younger, hungrier competitors?
Well, if that is your view, the answer is simple.....disband the Unions.
The reason "old" teachers are not as valuble as young teachers, despite all their experience, is cost. Old teacher make a ton of money, frankly. Many, in many jurisdictions, well over $100,000/year in cash, much less in total compensation. For 8 months of work.
Frankly, it's irresponsible for a public agency to do that if an adequate-for-the-work option exists that is 90% as good, at 1/2 the cost.
Thats way old (and often cruising, clow, lazier) employees get replaced by the young. It's teh right decision, cost wise, at minimal actual loss performence wise when judged as a whole.
We all face it, every day, in every job.
Teachers are no unique. They do not warrant a unique protection from the next generation.