Letter writer’s logic could be extended to medical care

What a great article, and such well-thought out ideas! Imagine teachers getting paid according to provincial exam results. That would solve everything.

Re. Dale Stuart’s letter criticizing teachers:

What a great article, and such well-thought out ideas!

Imagine teachers getting paid according to provincial exam results. That would solve everything.

As it stands now, the teachers employed at schools that have an International Baccalaureate program, or even at expensive private schools, would be getting paid the most money. Their students, after all, tend to be the highest achievers.

Teachers who struggle away in areas where there might be less community support and more social problems to overcome really don’t deserve as much money.

But let’s not stop at education. This plan would work well in the health-care system, too! For instance, we could pay more money to surgeons who have a low mortality rate among their patients.

If the odd person has to sit and wait because their life-saving surgery is a very risky one, I say so what? And if a doctor does decide to take on that surgery because he wants to save a life — I say dock him if he doesn’t!

Pamela Parker

Red Deer

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