Stories tagged: "teacher pay"

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‘They Are Not a Priority’: Republicans’ Proposed Spending Plan Gets Early Criticism

As the NC General Assembly’s Republican House and Senate leaders announced their proposed budget Tuesday, state employees and others are shaking their heads.

Crowds fill Bicentennial Plaza outside of the North Carolina Legislative Building during the March for Students and Rally for Respect on May 16, 2018 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)
Teacher Turnover in NC Dropped Slightly. But Don’t Pat Yourself on the Back GOP.

A NC educator says the modest drop in teacher turnover happened despite Republican lawmakers, not because of them.

In this May 2019 file photo, teachers march to protest school funding shortfalls in North Carolina. (Image via Shutterstock)
NC Teacher: Lawmakers Are Laughing In Our Faces With Latest Pay Raise Bill

After a decade of punishing education cuts, a North Carolina educator says the latest Republican teacher pay proposal is insulting.

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Should NC Teachers Get Hazard Pay If Schools Reopen in August? These Lawmakers Think So.

A bill filed by Democrats in the NC Senate looks to offer hazard pay to all school employees if public schools reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic.

House Speaker Tim Moore in a 2020 press conference with Gov. Roy Cooper.
NC Lawmakers Are Misleading Us About Average Teacher Pay

A veteran educator breaks down North Carolina's perpetual tug-of-war over teacher pay. And why average pay is a red herring.

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Tired of Cutbacks and Low Pay, North Carolina Teachers Consider Striking

The North Carolina Association of Educators is gauging interest to see how far teachers are willing to go to push back against draconian cuts to public education.

Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger, at the podium. (Image via screenshot)
North Carolina’s January Session Lasted Less Than Three Hours. Here’s What Got Accomplished.

Senate Democrats managed to uphold the governor’s veto on bills related to teachers’ raises and regulations reform. Then Republicans canceled a vote on the state budget.