It seems simple enough, pay your talent more to stay.
But the Canberra Times gives an insight into how simple things can go terribly wrong in the totalitarian wasteland of the education system.
- ”The Government won’t agree to an uncapped number of positions at that level [$100,000pa],” Mr Barr said. ”We can’t just write a blank cheque and say anything up to 1500 teachers could be at that level, we will have to set a quota.”
While Mr Barr would not nominate a total figure for the cap, he said moving 100 teachers to the higher pay rate would cost the Government an additional $2.6million and 200 teachers would increase wages by $5.2million.
Or instead of fiddling endlessly with quotas and criteria we could make principals accountable, give them a budget, and step back. But that would leave hundreds of useless education bureaucrats wandering the streets…