Rankings and Estimates

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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: NC ranks 42nd in teacher salary

    Make sure to tell your friends that you heard it here first.  I want my after-hours work to mean something. Last night the National Education Association posted their latest Rankings and Estimates report on their website.  How did North Carolina fare? North Carolina’s average teacher salary rank rebounded to…
    Terry Stoops, March 18, 2015
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    Education ranking debate: the N&O weighs in

    Yippee – the editors of the News & Observer just realized that North Carolina ranks 42nd in per-pupil spending! Of course, I reported this fact over a month ago.  But, hey, better late than never.  So why bring it up now? It appears that Bill Faison, Democratic…
    Terry Stoops, April 4, 2012
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    NEA: NC is 42nd (not 49th) in per pupil spending

    I have spent months countering the “49th in the nation myth,” a talking point manufactured by public school advocacy groups to attack the budget approved by the NC General Assembly last year.  At long last, the National Education Association (NEA) has released Rankings of the States 2011 and…
    Terry Stoops, February 21, 2012