As the B.C. Teachers Federation contract is about to expire, teacher bargaining talks with the government are being announced through every media outlet. I am once again disheartened that teachers are being misunderstood by the general public.
Being a teacher is supposed to be a noble profession. Unfortunately, I am still amazed that so many people in our province are misinformed about the responsibilities and the "benefits" that teachers have that I want to set some things straight.
As teachers, we are not paid for our time off in July and August. Some districts in B.C. offer a 12-month payment plan for 10 months of work, but that clearly does not mean we are paid for our time off -we receive smaller cheques throughout the year, if we choose that option.
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