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Senate unveils teacher salary pay plan

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Alex Granados is a researcher and legislative reporter for EducationNC. He grew up in Raleigh where he attended Jeffreys Grove Elementary School, Leesville Road Middle School and Cardinal Gibbons Catholic High School. Alex attended Wake Technical Community College before transferring to and graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in journalism in 2005.… Read full bio »

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2 responses to “Senate unveils teacher salary pay plan”

  1. Tchr4lifeinNC says:

    My question is if this goes through… an average is the mean of highest to lowest, SO that could mean those with more experience will AGAIN not receive the HIGHER end of the percentage but the lower. SIGH!

  2. Teacherd says:

    As a teacher I am thankful that we are being viewed as professionals and are coming closer to a professional status in pay. This budget move will indeed retain and recruit more teachers. However, since we have time to review budget, let’s also review the legislation on Read To Achieve. That legislation is and will remain an issue in regards to teacher retention, because of the number of stressful loopholes it creates in moving children out of and into fourth grade. Read the legislation and think about all the 8 and 9 year olds that you are forcing with legislation to take 5 tests, totalling about 15 hours or more of testing, to prove that they indeed are smart enough to advance in grade. Read it again and then talk to a 3rd grader and you tell me why teaches are not staying in this profession.

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