teacher pay (page 11)

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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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    Christensen: Student performance has nothing to do with policy

    OK, so the title of this blog post is a bit of an exaggeration.  I doubt that News & Observer columnist Rob Christensen believes that student performance has nothing to do with debates over K-12 education policy. But I was taken aback by his latest piece, titled “NC’s kids…
    Terry Stoops, December 11, 2013
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    SBE member: ‘We’re screwing our teachers’

    A recent statement from John Tate, a bank executive and member of the State Board of Education (SBE) from Charlotte, caught my attention.  In a blog post, Charlotte Observer reporter Ann Doss Helms asked Tate about the teacher pay discussion at this week’s SBE meeting.  Tate commented, “We could pass…
    Terry Stoops, March 8, 2013
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    A bizarre article about the State Board of Education

    I’m just kidding.  There is nothing bizarre about “State Board of Education considers charters, teacher pay and evaluation” by Lindsay Wagner.  (As far as I know, she is the new education reporter at N.C. Policy Watch, not The Bionic Woman.) Anyway, her article is pretty informative. Unfortunately, it omits…
    Terry Stoops, March 7, 2013
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    Argumentation primer for lefties

    I spent quite a bit of time “arguing” with folks on the comment section of a News & Observer article highlighting the NEA’s “Rankings and Estimates” study, among other topics.  It was exhausting.  I don’t recommend it. Anyway, a few of the folks commenting on the article accused me…
    Terry Stoops, March 1, 2013
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    The teacher compensation debate

    This week, the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) decided to write a critique my 2009 report on teacher compensation. I appreciate any and all responses to my research, particularly those that take three years to formulate.  (BTW, that’s a joke.)  However, I am not going to waste my…
    Terry Stoops, February 15, 2012
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    New report on teacher pay

    In Assessing the Compensation of Public-School Teachers, Jason Richwine and Andrew Biggs conclude that “public-school teacher salaries are comparable to those paid to similarly skilled private sector workers, but that more generous fringe benefits for public-school teachers, including greater job security, make total compensation 52 percent greater than fair…
    Terry Stoops, November 2, 2011