Re: Letter written by G.E. MacDonell in regards to “no increases for teachers.”
My husband is a teacher here in B.C., and I have to admit, we do OK on his salary.
We are raising four children, and they are all in activities, which is more than I can say for many families.
I am also fortunate that I am a stay-at-home mom with a small home business, so although we are tight, we are able to provide for our family.
I would like to clarify, however, the comment made that a teacher with five years experience makes $75,000.
According to the BCTF collective agreement, this is incorrect.
A teacher with a BA and five years experience actually makes $56,421 – $8,600 under the median family income in B.C.
As well, a teacher with a Master’s degree and five years experience earns a salary of $61,939, still under what G.E. MacDonell states is the B.C. median family income.