teacher pay (page 5)

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    May 16 Walkout Wednesday event is anti-charter school

    The N.C. Justice Center recently published “LOVE NC? FUND EDUCATION: A Resource Page for May 16th and Beyond,” and the contents of the page leave no doubt that Walkout Wednesday is an anti-charter school event. Recognize the importance of PUBLIC in North Carolina’s public school system. Charter schools create…
    Terry Stoops, May 8, 2018
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    Walkout Wednesday: A pro-Democrat rally disguised as a fight for higher pay

    Travis Fain of WRAL points out, The NCAE slices the data on teacher salaries differently than the GOP leadership, saying the state is one of the worst in the country in per-pupil spending, which it puts at $2,400 behind the national average. The state ranks 37th in the country…
    Terry Stoops, May 8, 2018
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    Chapel Hill-Carrboro chooses activism over education

    Not to be outdone by Durham Public Schools, Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools will cancel classes on May 16 to allow teachers to protest four consecutive years of compensation increases.  According to WTVD, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools decided Thursday that schools will close May 16 when teachers across the…
    Terry Stoops, May 4, 2018
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    ‘How to Lie With Statistics’: Teachers Union Edition

    Allysia Finley of the Wall Street Journal notes how teacher unions disseminate and distort education finance statistics for political gain.  North Carolina gets a mention! The NEA encourages its affiliate unions to use its annual state rankings “to advocate for higher pay for teachers…
    Terry Stoops, May 3, 2018
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    Durham charters will be open for business on May 16

    While the Durham Public Schools (DPS) will be closed to participate in the May 16 teacher rally in Raleigh, the 6,500 or so children who attend Durham’s charter schools will be in class. In fact, one of the reasons why Durham charter schools have a hefty 16 percent market…
    Terry Stoops, May 3, 2018
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    AP: Teacher pay and cost of living

    Will AP Interactive hear complaints by the Left for adjusting NEA teacher pay averages for cost of living? Average salaries for teachers in 2017 are adjusted for the cost of living in each state, using the regional price parity index. https://t.co/TknUIxDqyD…
    Terry Stoops, May 2, 2018
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    Talking about teacher pay

    Kris Nordstrom of the N.C. Justice Center spends a great deal of time and effort critiquing my cost-of-living adjustments to the average teacher pay figures released by the National Education Association (NEA) last week.  My very short blog post on the matter is hardly worth the effort. Regardless,…
    Terry Stoops, May 1, 2018
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    Adjusted teacher pay rank is 29th in the nation

    Earlier today, the National Education Association (NEA) released their annual Rankings and Estimates report.  According to the report, North Carolina’s average teacher salary for 2018 ranked 39th out of the 50 states and Washington, D.C. But the NEA ranking does not adjust for cost of living.  When C2ER…
    Terry Stoops, April 23, 2018