teacher compensation (page 6)

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    ABC 11: Obscure website pans NC spending trends

    How many times have you heard someone begin a conversation with, “I was on the WalletHub.com website earlier today…”? WalletHub.com was founded in 2012 and is in the business of ranking stuff and selling advertising on their website.  For example, the small Washington D.C.-based company recently ranked North Carolina 37th…
    Terry Stoops, September 30, 2014
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    The most ridiculous “take your job and shove it” story yet

    Courtesy of WRAL: Barbara Hawley taught school for 15 years before resigning two weeks ago from her job as a second-grade teacher at Pleasant Union Elementary School in northern Wake County.  She said years of eroding respect in her profession had finally worn her down. “It’s been a…
    Terry Stoops, September 2, 2014
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    Wake County teacher salary schedules: Before and after the raise

    The N.C. General Assembly increased teacher pay. But changes to the structure of the salary schedule make it difficult for taxpayers to understand the dynamics of the raise. Below is a comparison of Wake County’s 2013-14 and 2014-15 teacher salary schedules.  The annual salary listed includes the local salary supplement,…
    Terry Stoops, September 2, 2014
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    The information gap

    The Education Next — Program on Education Policy and Governance — Survey 2014, a nationally representative sample of over 5,000 adults, was released today. As usual, I found that the “information gap” questions to be the most telling.  For example, respondents were asked to estimate the average per pupil…
    Terry Stoops, August 19, 2014
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    Why are some teachers griping about their hefty pay raise?

    “Here’s a fact: Every public school teacher will make more than they did last year. The state budget has a provision that would prevent teachers from making less.” – Reema Khrais, “Explaining NC’s Teacher Pay Raises,” WUNC Radio, August 8, 2014. The state budget recently passed by…
    Terry Stoops, August 13, 2014
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    NCAE doubles down

    Courtesy of the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) Facebook page:…
    Terry Stoops, July 30, 2014
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    Let the griping begin!

    The NCAE and its members are not happy about the largest teacher pay raise in state history. Surprised?  I’m not. Courtesy of the North Carolina Association of Educators Facebook page:  …
    Terry Stoops, July 29, 2014
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    Does the media care about boomerang teachers?

    We’ve heard countless reports of teachers who flee North Carolina public schools for higher pay. But some of these teachers return to North Carolina after finding that public schools in their destination states were less than ideal.  These “boomerang” teachers rarely receive the kind of attention that their departing counterparts…
    Terry Stoops, July 22, 2014