Other than performance related conditions how could you possibly differentiate between a good teacher and a bad one, other than the good ones would be more likely to do better in terms of promotion, etc.?
You can't use statistics for it, such as pass rates, because you are dealing with children, not numbers.
As I said, i'm not a teacher, and I don't know how a poor teacher would be improved into a better one??
Perhaps someone who has worked with a 'lazy fecker' could answer that? I can imagine it pisses them off more than most if they have to work with people like that. But it's going off on a tangent and is smoke and mirrors which takes away from what this is really about.
Also, Don Simon you said your pay was 60% of what it was some years ago. If you are self employed that is your choice and i'm guessing when times were good you were earning a substantial wedge - better than you could have earned in the Public Sector? You mentioned your pay is roughly 5k per month? is that after a 60% cut?
IMHO a spurious argument to say that Public Sector workers should accept this change to previously agreed proposals because the big money isn't available in the private sector anymore??
Yeah, inflation has been 4+% for the last two or three years. In real terms, it feels like much more than this to me. I haven't had a pay rise in two years and likely won't get one this year. Doesn't mean that because I'm feeling the pinch everyone else should.
this country is ****