National Education Association

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    Preliminary analysis: NC average teacher salary adjusted for COL is 26th in the nation

    My initial calculations indicate that North Carolina’s average teacher salary, when adjusted for cost of living (COL), ranks 26th in the nation.  I explained the methodology used to adjust for cost of living differences in a research brief published last year. The unadjusted ranking is 30th in the…
    Terry Stoops, June 26, 2020
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    NEA: Average teacher salary in NC is 30th in the nation

    According to the annual Rankings and Estimates study released today, North Carolina’s average teacher salary of $54,682 is 30th among the 50 states and District of Columbia for the 2019-20 school year.  The revised averages for the 2018-19 school year also place North Carolina at number 30. As I…
    Terry Stoops, June 26, 2020
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    Candidate for NEA committee ready for revolution

    The 2018 National Education Association’s (NEA) Representative Assembly meeting is in Minneapolis this week. This, um, bold statement from a candidate for the NEA’s Executive Committee caught my eye:…
    Terry Stoops, July 2, 2018
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    Talking about teacher pay

    Kris Nordstrom of the N.C. Justice Center spends a great deal of time and effort critiquing my cost-of-living adjustments to the average teacher pay figures released by the National Education Association (NEA) last week.  My very short blog post on the matter is hardly worth the effort. Regardless,…
    Terry Stoops, May 1, 2018
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    Adjusted teacher pay rank is 29th in the nation

    Earlier today, the National Education Association (NEA) released their annual Rankings and Estimates report.  According to the report, North Carolina’s average teacher salary for 2018 ranked 39th out of the 50 states and Washington, D.C. But the NEA ranking does not adjust for cost of living.  When C2ER…
    Terry Stoops, April 23, 2018
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    NEA: NC 37th for teacher pay, 39th for per-pupil spending

    WRAL’s  Kelly Hinchcliffe reports, North Carolina ranks 37th in the nation for average teacher pay, according to estimates released Monday by the National Education Association. The ranking is an estimate and can be revised later based on updated data. Last year, NEA estimated that North Carolina was…
    Terry Stoops, April 23, 2018
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    NEA ad backs away from $500 million cut claim

    This morning I reluctantly watched a new anti-Tillis ad from the National Education Association (NEA). (If you have a hearty constitution and want to watch it, go here.) It is part of a seven-figure ad buy by the nation’s largest teachers union. The new ad, which features Chapel Hill…
    Terry Stoops, October 9, 2014
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    NEA Legislative Report Card released

    The National Education Association (NEA), the nation’s largest teachers’ union, released a report card that assigns letter grades to each member of Congress.  As one would expect, the grades are based on the member’s obedience to the NEA, which makes them pretty predictable. Liberals get good grades, conservatives get bad…
    Terry Stoops, January 16, 2014