Wednesday 2 April 2003

Teachers' salaries

An "independent" review has said that senior teachers, including headteachers, are overpaid. The education establishment is upset:
The SSTA said the assessment showed 62% of secondary headteachers and 91% of their deputies were over-paid. About 84% of assistant heads and 72% of principal teachers also will be told their salaries should be cut.
The review has been produced by PricewaterhouseCoopers. The problem of course is that a survey by management consultants can never tell us what the correct salary levels are for teachers or anyone else. Only the free market can determine what people should be paid. Let's privatise education thus providing pupils with the best possible education and teachers with appropriate salaries.