VIDEO: Josh Stein on Raising Teacher Pay

By Dylan Rhoney

February 22, 2024

North Carolina faces an ongoing teacher shortage crisis.

Last fall, the state reported more than 3,000 teacher vacancies, and some educators are leaving the profession altogether.

Attorney General Josh Stein, a Democratic candidate for governor, says the state is not taking the necessary steps to retain teachers.

“We are 46th in the country in starting teacher pay. We’re 49th in the country in terms of what we invest in K-12 education as a share of our economy,” Stein said.

He says that maximizing support for public schools will determine North Carolina’s success in a changing world.

“This is how we are going to prepare the workforce to meet the needs of a fast-changing global economy.”


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