In government-run schools, union collective agreements constrain teacher salaries.
Of course, Premier Wynne will benefit from labour peace since teacher strikes are tremendously disruptive to families.
It's a safe bet to assume that all British Columbians want children to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to build a happy and productive life. In order to ensure that opportunity for all, our public schools should seriously consider any innovation that holds out the promise of improved education for our kids.
When it comes to teacher pay, one might expect a compensation package that pays a premium for effective teaching, and encourages less successful teachers to improve their skills, would be one tool in the improvement toolbox.