teacher pay (page 5)

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    CBC’s ridiculous teacher pay “editorial”

    Capitol Broadcasting Company, which is owned by multimillionaire backers of multiple left-wing advocacy organizations, decided to opine on teacher pay today.  It is a pretty amusing piece.  This passage, for example, is trying to make one point but actually makes another: First, average teacher pay – the average salary…
    Terry Stoops, September 25, 2018
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    NCTQ wrong to blame “fiercely anti-tax movement” for low teacher salaries

    The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) is usually the voice of reason in debates about the teaching profession.  But NCTQ president Kate Walsh’s statement on a new USA Today and CBS News poll is little more than pandering to public school advocacy groups and teacher unions.  She…
    Terry Stoops, September 12, 2018
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    Here’s What North Carolina Public School Teachers Are Protesting

    Four pay raises in a row — plus a bonus — with a fifth pay raise on the way. These are the facts. Far from ignoring teachers — or disrespecting teachers — North Carolina taxpayers and legislative leadership have appropriated consistent pay raises that are envy of many other public…
    Donna Martinez, May 10, 2018
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    N.C. Justice Center teams with NCAE to support teacher protest

    The Walkout Wednesday anti-choice team in full force!    …
    Terry Stoops, May 8, 2018
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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