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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
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    Cooper vetoes raises for public school teachers and staff

    Republican elected officials and campaign staff must be ecstatic right now.  Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a bill that would have granted raises to public school teachers and staff. The ads will write themselves.    …
    Terry Stoops, November 8, 2019
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    NCTQ: Master’s degrees for teachers are “ineffective and expensive”

    Kency Nittler of the National Council on Teacher Quality takes a look at compensation for master’s degrees in the 124 largest school districts in the nation.  She finds, Of the ten districts that do not offer additional pay, five are in North Carolina (a state that prohibits the practice),…
    Terry Stoops, September 26, 2019
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    Clickbait website: N.C. is 21st best state for teachers

    Business.org released a Wallethub-style ranking of “best states for teachers.”  Yes, I know, I clicked on it.  Sorry.  The N.C. Association of Educators had a Facebook post about it, and I just couldn’t help myself.  They complain, “On average, NC teachers make 20% less than the average salary…
    Terry Stoops, September 3, 2019
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    The ‘Underpaid Teachers’ Myth

    Jason Richwine and Andrew Biggs take on Economic Policy Institute claims that the nation’s public-school teachers were underpaid by a record 21.4 percent in 2018.  They write, To measure the teacher pay gap, EPI researchers compare teacher salaries with the salaries of people who have the same number of…
    Terry Stoops, May 24, 2019