Average teacher pay ranking: From 41st to 35th in the nation

From WRAL:

North Carolina ranks 35th in the nation for average teacher pay, an improvement from last year, when the state ranked 41st, according to estimates released Wednesday by the National Education Association.

Among the 12 states in the Southeast, North Carolina now ranks 5th, an improvement from 9th last year. The State Board of Education has set a goal to become No. 1 in the Southeast.

Predictably, the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) is not satisfied.

Terry Stoops / Director of the Center for Effective Education | John Locke Foundation

Terry Stoops is the Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies at the John Locke Foundation. Before joining the Locke Foundation, he worked as the progra...