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    Average Teacher Salary Increases in North Carolina

    The N.C. Department of Public Instruction (DPI) released its annual “Highlights of the North Carolina Public School Budget” on May 18. Among other things, the report includes information about teacher compensation, capital outlay, and trends in education spending. JLF’s Dr. Terry Stoops examined the report and published a research…
    Brenee Goforth, May 19, 2020
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    Kirk deViere fundraising email fact check

    In his latest fundraising email, State Sen. Kirk deViere claims that “our teachers have gone years without a meaningful pay raise.”                         While we can dispute the meaning of the word “meaningful,” I would say that the…
    Terry Stoops, May 8, 2020
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    Winston-Salem Journal publishes school employee salaries

    How much do school employees with the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools earn?  The Winston-Salem Journal posted the data for the last four school years.  Benefits are not included. The highest-paid teacher was an AIG (gifted) lead teacher who made $84,489. Here is a list of the highest-paid employees:  $ 209,749.80 SIMINGTON, KENNETH…
    Terry Stoops, March 5, 2020
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    WRAL’s poll could put WRAL’s fact-checking partner to work

    If there is one political issue that's defined North Carolina politics for nearly a year now, it's Gov. Roy Cooper's decision to veto the state budget. Cooper frames the budget debate as "a choice between further cuts in corporate taxes or investments in our teachers." PolitiFact's done nothing with Cooper's depiction. WRAL doubled down with a poll supporting it.
    Jon Sanders, February 24, 2020
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    Who Wants to Raise Sales Taxes? And What Will They Do With Your $?

    Nearly every election cycle, a handful of counties place a sales tax referendum on the ballot. This primary season, four counties are doing just that: Wayne, Forsyth, Madison, and Chatham. This week, JLF’s Joe Coletti published a research brief examining how those counties plan to spend the money if these…
    Brenee Goforth, February 20, 2020
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    WTVD dunks on the N.C. Association of Educators

    This teacher pay story is solid gold.  From WTVD reporter Julie Wilson: Back to May of 2019, that massive rally left no room on the stage for Republicans to speak, despite a request from the State Treasurer made in advance with hopes of explaining benefits. “Many folks asked us to…
    Terry Stoops, February 4, 2020
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    JLF’s Donna Martinez Talks Teacher Pay on After SPIN!

    JLF’s Donna Martinez was featured in an installment of NC SPIN’s “After SPIN!” Martinez spoke with the show’s host, Tom Campbell, about teacher pay in North Carolina. Martinez noted that the popular narrative around teacher pay leads to misconceptions about how much teachers actually make. She stated:…
    Brenee Goforth, January 27, 2020
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    JLF’s Terry Stoops Comments on Teacher Pay for the Daily Tar Heel

    This week, JLF’s Terry Stoops commented on teacher pay for the Daily Tar Heel. The article reports on a school teacher, Sally Merryman, who defends Gov. Roy Cooper’s decision to veto a 3.9 percent pay raise for teachers. The article reports:  “Three-point-nine…
    Brenee Goforth, November 14, 2019