Recently, the Quinte Educational Museum and Archives was given the opportunity to put up a display in the Ontario Legislative Assembly. Our display was part of the Community Exhibits Program, which allows Ontario organizations to showcase some highlights of their organizations. Our display used some educational artefacts and illustrated who we are as an organization. Our Member of Provincial Parliament will be notified of our display and some professional photographs will be taken.
If you are near Queen’s Park between now and late November, stop by and take a look at our interesting display!
This note is a request to pay a teacher his salary. The salary for an entire year is eighty-seven dollars and fifty cents. Using a rough inflation calculator, it seems that the teacher’s salary would be around $1,989 in modern times. A modern teacher making that salary would live in dire conditions. In 1877, the teacher lived with local families and scraped by due to the generosity of the community.
What would we do if this was the case now? Would our communities be so generous?
A letter of reference looked a little different in 1855. The teacher’s morality and character was discussed. Now, teachers are evaluated very differently.