Joy Burch has just announced that 10 ACT teachers in the ACT have had their salary bumped up to six figures. Another 10 will receive the bump soon. This is all a part of a commitment by the ACT Government to keep talented teachers in classrooms.
ACT Minister for Education and Training Joy Burch said the teachers have been appointed to the new classification of Executive Teacher (Professional Practice), which as well as enabling them to earn six- figure salaries for the first time also provides new career pathways for teachers.
“For the first time, teachers in the ACT have the opportunity to work their way towards a six-figure salary without having to sacrifice their role in the classroom as an educator,” Ms Burch said.
“By investing in our teachers and enhancing the attractiveness of teaching as a profession, the ACT Labor Government is ensuring that our public schools remain the best in Australia.”
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Ms Burch said the Government wanted to send a clear message to the teaching profession and families that quality teaching is highly regarded, and career progression for teachers should not mean leaving the classroom.
Personally I like living in a world that is not full of idiots, so I quite highly value the role of teachers and think they should earn a wage that reflects their importane in out society. Any teachers amongst our readers?