teacher compensation (page 8)

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    Charlotte Observer editorial offers its own “education in politics”

    I am not surprised that the Charlotte Observer editorial staff is attacking the Republican chairs of the North Carolina Educator Effectiveness and Compensation Task Force, Rep. Rob Bryan and Sen. Jerry Tillman. I am also not surprised that the editorial staff dedicated so much ink praising Democratic task force…
    Terry Stoops, April 17, 2014
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    Down payment on advocacy coalition’s teacher pay plan? $430 million

    Last month, a coalition of seven organizations presented a four-part teacher pay plan to the North Carolina General Assembly’s Educator Effectiveness and Compensation Task Force.  Backers of the plan included the following advocacy organizations: North Carolina Parent Teacher Association Professional Educators of North Carolina North Carolina Association of Educators…
    Terry Stoops, April 16, 2014
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    How much will it cost?

    Earlier this week, the following groups have presented a teacher pay proposal to the members of a N.C. General Assembly task force: NC Parent Teacher Association (NCPTA) Professional Educators of NC (PENC) NC Association of Educators (NCAE) NC Association of School Administrators (NCASA) NC School Boards Association (NCSBA) NC…
    Terry Stoops, April 3, 2014
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    WV education graduates speak blasphemy!

    This article on education school graduates in West Virginia is going to BLOW. YOUR. MIND. Ross Thornton, a physical education student at West Virginia State University said, “There’s a lot of things teachers can do to supplement their salaries like working during the summer, after-school jobs, coaching,…
    Terry Stoops, March 13, 2014
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    School district supports, and complains about, teacher pay increase

    This weekend, the Herald-Sun examined the local costs of Governor McCrory’s teacher pay plan.  Local costs?  Yup. You see, most North Carolina school districts use local funds to support permanent teaching positions.  For example, around one-quarter of the teaching positions in Durham are supported through local funding sources.  So,…
    Terry Stoops, February 24, 2014
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    How the Left manufactured a teacher pay story

    There has been a lot of talk about the proposed teacher pay plan introduced by Republican leaders last week.  The Left is outraged! But weeks before McCrory, Forest, Berger, and Tillis introduced a plan that would raise the base pay of early-career teachers, a left-wing think tank reported that…
    Terry Stoops, February 18, 2014
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    The truth about teacher compensation

    It appears that some liberals cannot get the numbers straight in their head.  Let’s review. The truth about teacher salaries in North Carolina is that most teachers receive a salary supplement from their local school district in addition to their state-mandated base salary (PDF).  According to the…
    Terry Stoops, September 17, 2013
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    N&O editors: Teacher labor market as easy as $$$

    News & Observer editors and Superintendent of Public Instruction have a hypothesis – “low pay” may produce a teacher shortage.  It may also produce nuclear war, as those of who participated in intercollegiate policy debate know all too well. Those who study this stuff know that the issue is…
    Terry Stoops, June 26, 2013