teacher compensation (page 3)

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    PolitiFact sets the record straight on teacher pay (kinda)

    Read: NC Democrat blames Republicans for low teacher pay. Why his claim is misleading Unfortunately, the article does not say a word about increases in total compensation.  After all, employee benefits were a $2.8 billion expenditure in 2017 and have increased susbstantially since the Great Recession.  Moreover, there is…
    Terry Stoops, October 23, 2018
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    Why public school employee benefits matter

    The left-wing media establishment is busy focusing on teacher pay, but they should spend some time talking about teacher benefits. Salaries were a $5.9 billion state expenditure last year.  The latest expenditure reports published by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction shows that $2.2 billion (25.6 percent of…
    Terry Stoops, September 28, 2018
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    NCTQ wrong to blame “fiercely anti-tax movement” for low teacher salaries

    The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) is usually the voice of reason in debates about the teaching profession.  But NCTQ president Kate Walsh’s statement on a new USA Today and CBS News poll is little more than pandering to public school advocacy groups and teacher unions.  She…
    Terry Stoops, September 12, 2018
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    “I am roughly being paid $53 a day to educate your child”

    False. That is the Politifact North Carolina verdict of a claim made by a Stokes County school teacher on Facebook.  The post went viral, and even Governor Roy Cooper weighed in (apparently without verifying the information first).                 Politifact’s Paul…
    Terry Stoops, May 16, 2018
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    N.C. Justice Center teams with NCAE to support teacher protest

    The Walkout Wednesday anti-choice team in full force!    …
    Terry Stoops, May 8, 2018
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    May 16 Walkout Wednesday event is anti-charter school

    The N.C. Justice Center recently published “LOVE NC? FUND EDUCATION: A Resource Page for May 16th and Beyond,” and the contents of the page leave no doubt that Walkout Wednesday is an anti-charter school event. Recognize the importance of PUBLIC in North Carolina’s public school system. Charter schools create…
    Terry Stoops, May 8, 2018
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    Walkout Wednesday: A pro-Democrat rally disguised as a fight for higher pay

    Travis Fain of WRAL points out, The NCAE slices the data on teacher salaries differently than the GOP leadership, saying the state is one of the worst in the country in per-pupil spending, which it puts at $2,400 behind the national average. The state ranks 37th in the country…
    Terry Stoops, May 8, 2018
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    Chapel Hill-Carrboro chooses activism over education

    Not to be outdone by Durham Public Schools, Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools will cancel classes on May 16 to allow teachers to protest four consecutive years of compensation increases.  According to WTVD, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools decided Thursday that schools will close May 16 when teachers across the…
    Terry Stoops, May 4, 2018