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Teacher unions should push for positive change in the classroom

Teachers are currently compensated based on only two criteria—years of university and years of experience.

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In her recent column that defended the generous 2007-2012 pay and pension deal between the provincial government and teachers, the president of the Alberta Teachers’ Association made this unsupportable claim: taxpayers saved $45-billion because of that agreement.

The deal, wrote union President Carol Henderson, “allowed the government to restructure its own liability and to reduce the 52-year amortization period of the debt.”