Future teachers want to be paid

News 8 February, 2018
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    QMI agency

    Thursday, February 8, 2018 08:00

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    Students in education are demanding financial compensation from lows of $ 576 weekly for three months, during their last internship.

    “There is much talk of the shortage of teachers. For us, this demonstrates that it is unable to attract and retain enough teachers. It is time for the government to act to promote the profession, and it involves, among other things a scholarship to students who live in precarious financial situation,” said Antoine Side, the spokesman of the Campaign of claims and actions inter-university for education students in training (CHALK)

    According to the CHALK, a scholarship from lows of $ 576 per week, paid by the Aide financière aux études (AFE) would be the only way to combat the financial insecurity of teachers-in-training.

    This amount was calculated based on the hourly rate in effect for trainees in the public service.

    According to research conducted by the student Union in Québec, this measure would cost $ 20.3 million per year to the government, “that is, less than 0.1% of the budget in education in Québec”, one can read in a press release issued by the CHALKS on Thursday.