CFN – With recent teacher strikes in one area school board and contract signing by the other I was starting to formulate a theory that we really need to start paying teachers based on results.
Something I’m sure none of the three main parties would embrace as the mighty teacher unions impact voter results.
The Fraser Report just came out and ranked area schools for the 2011/12 year and also five year averages and many of our Cornwall schools finished horribly while some did much better.
Should our teachers not be graded or promoted/fired based on results? While parents and finances play a role surely the impact of education becomes more critical in cities like Cornwall.
Our best performer ranked on a 1-10 scale with 10 being best? This ranked 2,706 schools.
1) Ste. Anne’s at #142 with a score of 7.4 and 5 year average of 8.6
2) Viscount Aleander at #567 6.8 7.4
3) Rose des Vents #1173 7.3 6.4
4) Notre Dame #1173 6.6 6.4
5) Eamer’s Corners #1305 4.9 6.2
6) East Front #1528 6.8 5.8
7) Marie Tanguay #2188 6.3 4.5
8) St. Columban’s #2188 4.1 4.5
9) Immaculate Conception #2228 3.5 4.4
10) St. Peter’s ##2228 3.0 4.4
11) Sacred Heart #2378 3.4 3.9
12) Bishop Macdonell #2404 1.9 3.8
13) Gladstone #2645 4.3 1.9
14) Central #2645 3.0 1.9
15) Akwesahsne Mohawk #2667 N/A 1.5
So overall it looks like we are not getting value for our dollar from our local education system or we really do need to get the flouride out of our water.
We expect Mayor Kilger to suggest that the results have to do with the CFIB and faulty scoring, but then he himself never graduated high school.
What do you think Cornwall? Is this a performance issue or financial issue as Cornwall has a lower income per capita than say nearby Williamstown that did mighty well or even Brockville? Are we getting good value from our schools locally and should teacher salary be linked to student results? You can post your comments below.