teacher compensation (page 7)

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    Teacher pay, tenure plans still divide legislators

    State legislative leaders appear to have agreed on a plan to fund Medicaid next year, which is a major step toward approving their adjustments to the biennial budget. Now the major stumbling blocks are teacher pay and tenure. Senate: The Senate wants a gigantic increase in teacher…
    Terry Stoops, July 3, 2014
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    Teacher salary rank would be 25th under Senate plan

    The Senate budget would raise the average teacher salary by 11.2 percent to an average of $51,198.  But the average salary does not mean much unless it is adjusted for cost of living. For example, Hawaii’s average teacher salary, estimated to be $56,291 for the current school year, looks groovy…
    Terry Stoops, May 29, 2014
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    NCAE Facebook page confirms hypothesis

    From a Locker Room post earlier today: The Senate teacher pay plan “will be a good test for my hypothesis that no pay increase will ever satisfy public school advocacy organizations and their members.” The following screenshot from the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) Facebook page are…
    Terry Stoops, May 28, 2014
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    Senate teacher pay proposal

    I still do not have specifics of the teacher pay plan outlined by Senate leaders this morning.  After the Senate leadership posts the full budget, I’ll have a more thorough analysis of the plan. Until then, here are my initial thoughts: 1. Holy moly!  The Senate budget would give…
    Terry Stoops, May 28, 2014
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    Governor’s teacher pay proposal

    Thanks to the underappreciated Financial and Business Services staff at the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, we know how Governor McCrory’s proposed budget would change the teacher salary schedule for the upcoming school year.  Teachers in years 1 -12 would receive the largest percentage increases (see below).  Beyond year…
    Terry Stoops, May 16, 2014
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    Prediction: N&O will hate McCrory’s teacher pay plan

    I’ll go out on a limb and say that the editors of the News & Observer are preparing their usual “Republicans are evil” editorial in response to Governor McCrory’s teacher pay initiative.   McCrory’s proposal includes the following elements: Increase the base pay for North Carolina teachers to $35,000. Teachers…
    Terry Stoops, May 7, 2014
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    N&O editorial reads like crappy political novel

    I decided to have a little fun with the pathetic News & Observer editorial on the recent teacher tenure decision: Plot: Evil legislators hatch plan to exact revenge on political opponents…by passing legislation that their opponents do not like!  (Don’t worry, the whole “legislative process” subplot is not mentioned.)…
    Terry Stoops, April 25, 2014
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    Self-described “bleeding heart liberal-far, far left” teacher assisting Wake commissioner

    Some Wake County middle school teachers have received the following email: To: MartinMS Staff [email protected] From: Jennifer Bryant/MartinMS/WCPSS Date: 04/17/2014 01:53PM Subject: Take Action Teachers, I am writing this to make a request of you that is for the benefit of all of us who are…
    Terry Stoops, April 22, 2014