teacher pay (page 9)

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    Will activist teachers refuse pay raise?

    Members of Organize 2020, the radical wing of the NC Association of Educators, and their supporters appear ready to refuse any pay boost this year. In fact, I think that any pay increase approved by the NC General Assembly should include an opt-out provision for teachers who believe that…
    Terry Stoops, April 7, 2016
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    No reason to celebrate Wake County raises

    Over the last few weeks, the NC Association of Educators, the Wake Education Partnership, and other public school advocacy organizations have praised Wake County commissioners and school board members for increasing the local salary supplements for teachers, staff, and administrators this year.  The mainstream media interviewed teachers who could not…
    Terry Stoops, October 30, 2015
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    If a $750 bonus is an “insult,” then please insult me

    Apparently, Rep. Tricia Cotham thinks that the one-time $750 bonus granted to teachers in this year’s state budget is an “insult.” How many North Carolinians – including those in the private and nonprofit sectors who Rep. Cotham purports to represent – would welcome such an “insulting” gesture?  How many of…
    Terry Stoops, September 18, 2015
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    Some veteran teachers will receive a huge raise

    The media has done a good job of convincing the public that the 2015-17 state budget ignores veteran teachers.  Apparently, some teachers in Wake County believe that veteran teachers, however that is defined, will not receive the one-time $750 bonus included in the budget.  (They will.) While much of the…
    Terry Stoops, September 17, 2015
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    Atkinson comments on teacher pay

    When teach pay stagnated… “I am troubled by the lack of progress on teacher pay” – Budget Statement from State Superintendent June Atkinson, July 22, 2013   When teacher pay increased significantly… “Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson declined to comment on the NEA report.” – Matthew Burns, “…
    Terry Stoops, March 20, 2015
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    NCAE complains about teacher salaries, downplays improvement

    The North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) issued a press release this morning to respond to the annual “Rankings and Estimates” report published by their parent union, the National Education Association (NEA). In the press release, the NCAE never mentions that North Carolina improved five spots on the…
    Terry Stoops, March 18, 2015
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    NEA: NC ranks 42nd in teacher salary

    Make sure to tell your friends that you heard it here first.  I want my after-hours work to mean something. Last night the National Education Association posted their latest Rankings and Estimates report on their website.  How did North Carolina fare? North Carolina’s average teacher salary rank rebounded to…
    Terry Stoops, March 18, 2015
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    Let the griping begin!

    The NCAE and its members are not happy about the largest teacher pay raise in state history. Surprised?  I’m not. Courtesy of the North Carolina Association of Educators Facebook page:  …
    Terry Stoops, July 29, 2014